Ruth to hear attorney's plea to bow out of battery case against Wal-Mart

Amelia Flood Jun. 2, 2010, 3:20am


The attorney of a woman who was allegedly thrown to the ground while pregnant outside a Wal-Mart store is asking to bow out of the case.

Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth will hear attorney John Turner's plea to withdraw from the case of Jamira Haas, also known as Jamaera Lynn Haas Turner and other names, June 25 at 9 a.m.

Ruth had been set to hear the motion in May. However, it was pushed off.

Haas is suing Wal-Mart for more than $400,000 in damages, claiming that one of its employees battered her while she was pregnant.

Wal-Mart employee Justin O'Malley also is named in the suit.

Haas claims that O'Malley wrongly accused her of shoplifting, followed her out of the store, and threw her to the ground.

Haas claims the fall injured her and complicated her pregnancy, injuring her child.

The child's injuries are not specified in the suit.

According to Turner's April 27 motion to withdraw from the case "attorney client relationship has been destroyed by the actions of the plaintiff."

The case is Madison case number 10-L-129.

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