Wal-Mart settles stampede case, but there's still plenty of blame to go around

The infamous Wal-Mart Black Friday 2008 stampede that resulted in the death of a temporary worker seems to have reached a civil settlement. Yesterday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) released details of an agreement that it negotiated with the district attorney of Nassau County, N.Y.

It has promised to set up a $400,000 victims' compensation fund, donate $1.5 million to the surrounding community, provide 50 jobs to area high school students, and hire independent safety experts to review security plans for Black Friday events at all of its New York area stores.