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TIFTON — The largest retailer in the world said it was “disappointed” with a verdict awarding more than $250,000 to a Tift County woman in a lawsuit and is considering its options.

A judgment in federal court awarded Pamela Golding $259,000 after she sued Walmart for a May 18, 2017, incident at the Walmart Supercenter in Tifton, according to court documents.

Golding slipped on a wet spot, causing her to fall, court documents show.

“As a result of Defendants’ negligence, Plaintiff suffered serious and permanent personal injuries to her body,” the lawsuit claimed.

In filings requesting a summary judgment in August, Walmart claimed it did not know about the spill that caused the slippage and had a “reasonable inspection procedure in place” when Golding fell.

“We take the safety of our customers seriously. We respectfully disagree with the verdict. We plan to file post-trial motions and are considering our next steps,” said Randy Hargrove, senior director of national media relations for Walmart.

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