Rules>Common Sense/Doing The Right Thing

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cyclone711, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Cyclone711

    Cyclone711 Active Member

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  2. ISUKyro

    ISUKyro Well-Known Member

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    Not to be a bleep bleep. But it's right there in the heath care plan. If you sue and get extra money, but big fish wants it back. Just because we love to hate on walmart doesn't mean they shouldn't get the money back.
    Sad to say it but I'm with Wal-Mart on this one.
     
  3. TykeClone

    TykeClone Burgermeister!

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    They're in the "right"

    But it's neither kind nor honorable.
     
  4. Cyclone711

    Cyclone711 Active Member

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    Doubt you would be if you were in their shoes. (Don't go for the obvious response of you would have read the fine print).
     
  5. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    Previously posted, but the reasoning is that its right there in the contract, and if you make an exception here, why not make more exceptions for everyone else that doesn't want to obey contracts?
     
  6. ISUKyro

    ISUKyro Well-Known Member

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    Oh I agree, if I was in that situation or a friend or family member was I know I would want to keep it. Not saying the situation isn't a real stinker. But Wal-Mart didn't get to be the size it did by letting too much money slip away.
     
  7. tube1

    tube1 Well-Known Member

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    They say ignorance of the law is not excuse. Therefore, not understanding the fine print is not an excuse either. If the language is there, you must abide.
     
  8. CloneFan65

    CloneFan65 Well-Known Member

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    I understand WalMart has the legal right to the money, but is there a company anywhere as large as WalMart that makes worse public relations decisions? I'm not even talking about doing what's right, because I can see WalMart's side. But everytime they do something like this they have to realize it's going to be another negative headline about their stores.
     
  9. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    WalMart is completely in the right here. It is the employee's responsibility to be aware of what is and isn't covered and the terms of their health contracts.

    Additionally, WalMart is a publicly traded company. In case you didn't know it, they are responsible to their shareholders and when you are publicly traded the bottom line affects everything.
     
  10. Incyte

    Incyte Well-Known Member

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    This is standard procedure in the health insurance industry. There is no reason paticipants should be entitled to double recovery unless they contract (pay more) for that right. Wal-mart is held against a double standard because they are a big corporate conglomerate. The fact of the matter is there are suits to recoup double recovery all the time.

    In essense what we have here is shear sensationalism.
     
  11. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

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    Lawyer's fault.
     

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