Saturday, December 29, 2012

Former mayor not behind civil claim against Wal-Mart.

Julia Wong, CHBC News : Saturday, December 29, 2012 2:35 PM 

A former Okanagan mayor wants you to know that he is not behind a claim against retail giant Wal-Mart.
On Friday, a Canadian Press story said Gyula Kiss was launching a lawsuit against Wal-Mart for selling him a heater that he supposedly claimed had sparked a fire that burned down his house.

But on Saturday, Kiss tells CHBC News that is far from the real story.
Some of my readers wonder why I was so concerned about having my name used as the principal in a legal action against Wal-Mart. It's quite simple: it made me look greedy. My insurance company compensated me for my loss adequately and my suggested action against Wal-Mart would have appeared as seeking additional financial gain from my unfortunate accident. This is not the case and that is why I went out of my way to set the record strait. Julia Wong of CHBC News did a terrific job in righting the story. Thank you Julia and CHBC News.




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