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Divided 9th Circuit Allows Gender Bias Class To Proceed
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by David Eldreth

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) In a 6-5 vote, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 26 allowed claims that the nation's largest retailer discriminated against female employees solely based on their gender to proceed as a class action lawsuit... Read More

Supreme Court Reverses Certification Of Wal-Mart Gender Class
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 reversed certification of a class of more than 1 million current and former female employees of the nation's largest retailer after finding that certification was not consistent with... Read More

7 Key Points From The Supreme Court's Wal-Mart v. Dukes Class Action Opinion
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by Jon Hyman

Jon Hyman Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed the certification of the class action in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes . Recall that Dukes sought the certification of a nationwide class of 1.5 million female Wal-Mart employees allegedly... Read More

U.S. High Court to Hear Wal-Mart Gender Discrimination Suit
Posted on 7 Dec 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 6 agreed to consider only one question in the appeal filed by Walmart seeking to overturn a California federal judge's decision to certify a class of more than 1 million current and... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Wal-Mart Gender Bias Case
Posted on 30 Mar 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A class of more than 1 million current and former female employees in a gender bias suit against the nation's largest retailer was improperly certified after Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(a)'s cohesion requirements... Read More

The Week in Securities Litigation: FCPA The Topic After Mexican Wal-Mart Allegations
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 by Thomas O. Gorman

The FCPA is the topic of the week following the New York Times article detailing claims of violations in the Mexican subsidiary of Walmart which supposedly have been ignored for years. While that matter is under investigation, the DOJ and the SEC settled... Read More

Wal-Mart Sex Bias Case Hits Possible Court Block
Posted on 29 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court appears ready to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of at least a half-million women, and that could make it harder for other workers nationwide to bring class-action claims... Read More

Court: Wal-Mart To Face Massive Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – (AP) A sharply divided federal appeals court on Monday exposed Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to billions of dollars in legal damages when it ruled a massive class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination over pay for female workers can... Read More

Wave Of Lawsuits Over Seats For Employees Hits Retail Stores
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Retail store operators may want to sit down for this one if they can find a chair. Nearly every national chain is under legal attack in California for failing to provide "suitable seating" for cashiers and other employees... Read More

California Stores Face Lawsuits After ZIP Code Ruling
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Consumers have filed lawsuits against more than a dozen national retail chains operating in California since the state Supreme Court ruled it's illegal for clerks to ask customers for their ZIP codes. The high court unanimously... Read More

Wal-Mart Drops Store Plan Near Virginia Civil War Site
Posted on 27 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ORANGE, Va. - (AP) Wal-Mart Stores Inc. abruptly dropped plans Wednesday for a new store near a Civil War battlefield in Virginia after two years of opposition from historians and some residents. Lawyers representing the nation's largest retailer... Read More

High Court Decision In Wal-Mart Case A Blow To Class Actions
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Mounting a large-scale bias claim against a huge company will be more difficult in light of a Supreme Court decision that found no convincing proof of discrimination on which to allow a class action against retail giant Wal-Mart... Read More

Wal-Mart To Pay $12 Million In Kentucky Discrimination Lawsuit
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (AP) Wal-Mart Stores will pay nearly $12 million and change its hiring practices to settle a sex-discrimination suit over hiring at an eastern Kentucky The retail giant reached the deal with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity... Read More