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Houston A spokesman said Wal-Mart Stores is reviewing legal options after a jury reached a $9 million verdict in favor of a Houston woman who was wrongly arrested at one of the company's stores.

Wal-Mart spokesman David Tovar said Sunday the retailer believes the verdict reached Friday in a Houston court was "not supported by the facts of the case," the Associated Press reported.

Nitra Gipson filed a civil lawsuit after she was arrested when store employees accused her of trying to exchange counterfeit money orders for cash. The Harris County District Attorney's Office declined to pursue charges after investigators determined the money orders were authentic.

Tovar said the woman was arrested on outstanding traffic warrants, not the money orders.

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