Tag: Wal-Mart

Pennsylvania Supreme Court gives green light to class actions

February 9, 2015 by

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in mid-December upholding a nearly $188 million judgment against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for denying breaks to its workers signals a split with federal courts over standards for bringing class actions, and could cause new claims to be pursued in the state court system.

Wal-Mart included as defendant in class action by temporary warehouse workers

January 30, 2013 by

A federal judge ruled that Wal-Mart can be included as a defendant to a class action lawsuit brought by temporary warehouse workers in the Inland Empire.  The battle involves a warehouse operated by Schneider Logistics, which receives containers from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and ships them to Wal-Mart distribution centers and stores

Warehouse workers petition to add Wal-Mart as defendants in wage theft lawsuit

January 3, 2013 by

Attorneys representing workers in Wal-Mart warehouses today announced the filing of a motion to add the retail giant as a defendant in an ongoing federal wage theft lawsuit. If successful, the motion would advance efforts by organized labor to punish Wal-Mart for alleged rampant abuses, and to establish its responsibility for the actions of its

Wal-Mart gender discrimination class action filed in Tennessee

October 15, 2012 by

Three Tennessee women and long-time employees of Wal-Mart have filed a class action lawsuit against the discount retailer, claiming they were denied promotions because of their gender and paid less than their male counterparts. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Nashville on Tuesday, targets employment practices in Tennessee as well as parts of Alabama,

If You Rented Online DVDs from Netflix, A Class Action And A Settlement With Wal-Mart May Affect You

November 23, 2011 by

The class action settlement reached between the class and Wal-Mart in a class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (styled In re: Online DVD Rental Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2029) that we reported earlier about has now been preliminarily approved.  The complaint alleged that

Dukes v. Wal-Mart going state by state

November 10, 2011 by

I previously posted several blogs about the Dukes v. Wal-Mart case in which the U.S. Supreme Court said a national sex discrimination case was simply too large, and reversed class certification of a Rule 26(b)(2) injunctive class seeking to recover backpay.  The holding by the Supreme Court was really limited to injunctive class actions. In

Wal-Mart Judge issues order extending statute of limitations for individual claims

August 29, 2011 by

California Federal District Court Judge Charles Breyer issued a tolling order extending the time in which Wal-Mart former employees can file individual claims.  The order eliminates potential confusion that could occur if different judges in different districts had to make decisions regarding the statute of limitations. All former class members who have an EEOC notice

Disparate impact class action certified, despite U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Wal-Mart

July 15, 2011 by

The Honorable Nicholas Garaufis, a district court judge from the Eastern District of New York entered an order in the NYC Firefighters case, applying and, to a degree, limiting, the Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart.  He certified subclasses under Rule 23(b)(3), including claims for compensatory damages.

Wal-Mart decision may affect Costco class action

July 5, 2011 by

Costco Wholesale Corp. may be able to block women accusing it of gender bias from suing as a group because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a discrimination suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc.  The women sued Costco in 2004, accusing the largest U.S. warehouse-club chain of limiting promotions of female employees to assistant general

U.S. Supreme Court reverses Wal-Mart, Inc. v. Dukes

June 20, 2011 by

On June 20, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court in Wal-Mart, Inc. v. Dukes reversed a class certification order in a class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart filed on behalf of current and former female employees of Wal-Mart.  As reported earlier on this blog, the trial court had  certified a class representing approximately 1.5 million female employees

Wal-Mart v. Women

April 12, 2011 by

The Supreme Court recently heard argument in the employment discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart that I have written about before on this blog.  It is the largest in American history.  Wal-Mart is also one of the largest private employers in American history.  If the Supreme Court rejects this suit, it will send a chilling message that

Wal-Mart Files Opening Merits Brief in U.S. Supreme Court

February 9, 2011 by

On January 20, 2011, Wal-Mart filed its opening merits brief in the U.S.  Supreme Court in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart case mentioned several times earlier in this blog.  Not surprisingly, Wal-Mart asserts that the Ninth Circuit’s opinion is not consistent with the requirements of Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 23(a), because the “Class members – potentially

Class Action certified against Netflix and Wal-Mart

January 5, 2011 by

A federal judge granted class-action certification to Netflix, Inc.  subscribers in their lawsuit against the company and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for an alleged agreement to monopolize the DVD market.   U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton said that the subscribers bringing suit against the companies in 2009 were “united by common and overlapping issues of fact and

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