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Professor sues Wal-Mart over 'clean toilets' description

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published April 16, 2017 at 3:29 p.m. Updated April 17, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.


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BOZEMAN, Mont. — A Montana State University professor is suing Wal-Mart for libel after he says an employee at the Bozeman store listed his occupation on a fishing license as a "toilet cleaner."

Gilbert Kalonde, assistant professor of technology education at MSU, filed the suit this past week in Gallatin County District Court.

Kalonde is seeking unspecified damages.

Wal-Mart spokesman Ragan Dickens told The Associated Press: "To our knowledge an administrative process to resolve this with Dr. Kalonde is ongoing. We've not been served with the lawsuit, but we take the claims seriously and will respond appropriately with the court."

According to the complaint, Kalonde bought a state fishing license in April 2015, showing the Wal-Mart employee identification of his employment at MSU. But the Wal-Mart employee entered "clean toilets" into the state database as Kalonde's occupation.

The suit contends Wal-Mart exposed Kalonde to "hatred, contempt, ridicule" through the incident.

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LR1955 says... April 16, 2017 at 9:39 p.m.

LOL

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Libertarian says... April 16, 2017 at 11:24 p.m.

And obviously never heard of the Streisand effect....

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TravisBickle says... April 17, 2017 at 9:36 a.m.

He got his widdle feelings hurt. I work at IBM (I broom and mop)!

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