A Maryland jury assessed damages of $18.9 million against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for putting a new tire on an eroded rim — an action that led to the death of a woman and her two children.
Temporary workers at Wal-Mart have filed a new class action against the retail giant.
A gender discrimination class action against Wal-Mart may proceed on a limited basis after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the certification of a nationwide class, a U.S. District Court in California has ruled in denying a motion to dismiss.
Wal-Mart isn’t liable for a homicide stemming from an alleged “straw purchase” of ammunition by an underage customer, the Mississippi Supreme Court has decided.
Wal-Mart could not be sued under state law for refusing to rehire a former employee because he had applied for unemployment compensation, the 6th Circuit has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
WASHINGTON – A Department of Labor investigation of Wal-Mart Stores has ended with the company agreeing to pay $4,828,442 in back wages and damages to more than 4,500 employees nationwide.
A slip-and-fall plaintiff’s failure to immediately disclose a key record obtained as trial began did not constitute a discovery violation that would require the overturning of her $10 million judgment, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled.
The first of what promises to be many smaller-sized job discrimination class actions against Wal-Mart in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling barring a single massive class has been filed in California.
When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its rulings in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion and Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, some predicted they would lead to the demise of class actions. But don’t don black for the class action funeral just yet.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision barring certification of what would have been the largest job discrimination class action in history has spurred a debate among legal experts about the role of class actions not only as a tool for seeking monetary relief, but also as an instrument of systematic change.