A retailer in Tennessee is paying $1.5 billion to resolve a federal probe into its handling of the death of a Walmart warehouse worker.
U.S. District Judge James A. Woods III ruled that Walmart was liable for damages related to the worker’s injuries, including medical expenses, and other financial losses.
Walmart’s legal team said in a statement that it plans to pay out the full amount within the next three months.
The company is also paying for any medical bills the worker incurred, as well as other related damages.
Wal-Mart spokeswoman Lisa Riggs declined to comment on the settlement.
WalMart said it was cooperating with the investigation and has agreed to pay more than $3 million in compensation for employees injured by the company’s handling of warehouse workers.
The $3.2 billion settlement was negotiated with the Department of Labor.
The company was charged with violating the Occupational Safety and Health Act in May 2010, when a worker at its Memphis warehouse died after suffering a back injury.
Walmart said the injury occurred while a store-owned truck was transporting merchandise from its retail stores.
Wal Mart’s handling caused the death and was not covered under the law, the government said.
The Justice Department brought the case against Walmart in the Eastern District of Tennessee in 2014.