Professor sues Wal-Mart for 'toilet cleaner' description

A professor at Montana State University is suing Wal-Mart for what they wrote on his fishing license.

An employee allegedly wrote Gilbert Kalonde's profession as "toilet cleaner" on the license. Kalonde is an assistant professor of technology education at MSU.

According to the complaint, provided by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Kalonde showed his MSU ID for the license to show that he worked in the university. The Wal-Mart employee then wrote "cleans toilets" on the license.

Kalonde is suing for libel, saying what happened exposed him to "hatred, contempt, ridicule or obloquy." The suit said, "In [Kalonde's] home country of Zambia, the people that do this work are the lowest social class, and are shunned and avoided by society."

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."

See the most popular grocery stores by state

52 PHOTOS
The most popular grocery store in every state
See Gallery
The most popular grocery store in every state

ALABAMA: Publix 

Photo credit: Getty

ALASKA: Safeway 

Photo credit: Reuters 

ARIZONA: FrysFoodStores 

Photo credit: Getty

ARKANSAS: Harps Food Stores

Photo credit: Getty

CALIFORNIA: Trader Joe's

Photo credit: Getty

COLORADO: King Soopers

Photo credit: Getty

CONNECTICUT: Whole Foods Market 

Photo credit: Reuters 

DELAWARE: Food Lion Grocery Store 

Photo credit: Getty

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Whole Foods Market

Photo credit: Getty

FLORIDA: Publix 

Photo credit: Getty

GEORGIA: Publix 

Photo credit: Getty

HAWAII: Safeway 

Photo credit: Getty

IDAHO: Albertsons

Photo credit: Getty

ILLINOIS: Jewel 

Photo credit: Getty

INDIANA: Kroger 

Photo credit: Getty

IOWA: Hy-Vee 

Photo credit: Getty 

KANSAS: Hy-Vee

Photo credit: Getty

KENTUCKY: Kroger 

Photo credit: Getty

LOUISIANA: Rouses Markets 

Photo credit: Getty

MAINE: Shaw's 

Photo credit: Getty

MARYLAND: Safeway 

Photo credit: Getty

MASSACHUSETTS: Whole Foods Market 

Photo credit: Reuters 

MICHIGAN: Kroger 

Photo credit: Getty

MINNESOTA: Cub Foods 

Photo credit: Reuters 

MISSISSIPPI: Kroger 

Photo credit: Getty 

MISSOURI: Hy-Vee 

Photo credit: Getty

MONTANA: Albertsons

Photo credit: Getty

NEBRASKA: Hy-Vee

Photo credit: Getty

NEVADA: Albertsons

Photo credit: Getty

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Shaw's 

Photo credit: Getty

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Shaw's 

Photo credit: Getty

NEW MEXICO: Albertsons

Photo credit: Getty

NEW YORK: Whole Foods Market

Photo credit: Getty

NORTH CAROLINA: Food Lion Grocery Store

Photo credit: Getty

NORTH DAKOTA: Hombacher's

Photo credit: AOL

OHIO: Kroger 

Photo credit: Getty 

OKLAHOMA: Homeland Stores

Photo credit: Getty

OREGON: Safeway 

Photo credit: Getty

PENNSYLVANIA: Wegmans Food Markets

Photo credit: Getty

RHODE ISLAND: Shaw's

Photo credit: Shutterstock

SOUTH CAROLINA

Photo credit: Getty

SOUTH DAKOTA: Hy-Vee 

Photo credit: Getty

TENNESSEE: Publix

Photo credit: Getty

TEXAS: H-E-B 

Photo credit: Getty

UTAH: Smith's

Photo credit: Getty

VERMONT: Shaw's 

Photo credit: Getty

VIRGINIA: Food Lion Grocery Store 

Photo credit: Getty

WASHINGTON: Safeway

Photo credit: Reuters 

WEST VIRGINIA: Food Lion Grocery Store

Photo credit: Getty

WISCONSIN: Pick 'n Save 

Photo credit: Getty

WYOMING: Albertsons

Photo credit: Getty

HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story

Can't get enough business news?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from retailer news to the latest IPOs delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.