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Q&A: Attention Walmart shoppers

Q&A (2015-16)Allan BlutsteinComment

Q.  I was involved in an incident in the parking lot of a Walmart store where a cart hit my car.   I have been to the store several time to ask for the report that would include pictures and correspondence that was sent to their insurance company.  I was told I cannot get the information.  Is this information covered under FOIA?

A.  Records of private companies are not typically available through the federal Freedom of Information Act or state open records laws.   For further assistance, you might wish to consider contacting a lawyer licensed in your state or a legal assistance organization.