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  • Wal-mart wins one—but loses two—in Overtime Class Actions
    Jun-15-07 Springfield, MO The latest efforts by Wal-Mart Stores to block unpaid overtime class-actions by workers in Missouri and New Mexico were rejected June 12 by the appeals courts in both those states. The decisions have left Wal-Mart, the world's largest corporate retailer, "disappointed", according to a company spokesman. But in New York, the decision we...
  • Justin Perl: Minneapolis Firm Wins 6.5 Million in Back Pay for Minnesota Wal-Mart Employees
    Jul-13-08 Minneapolis, MN The next time you are in a Wal-Mart store in Minnesota, you might want to ask one of the staff if they have had lunch that day. The Dakota County District Court in Minnesota has ruled that Wal-Mart violated Minnesota's Fair Labor Standards Act over 2 million times, and awarded 6.5 million dollars in damages to approximately 56,000 curren...
  • Who isn't against Wal-Mart?
    Jan-5-06 Wal-Mart just can't seem to do anything right. It has now been caught trying to "pull a fast one" on its consumers. Consumers against Wal-Mart Its Wisconsin stores have been fined $25,000, settling allegations that the giant retailer overcharged customers for bulk items, including sweet potatoes, grapes and grind-it-yourself coffee. [ Business Week...
  • Lawyer says Millions Owed to Netflix DVD and Wal-Mart DVD Customers
    Feb-15-09 Charleston WV Attorney Danny Becnal Jr. is at home, packing for a trip to Florida, to take some depositions from expert witnesses. He recently filed a potentially dynamite antitrust class action suit against Wal-Mart and Netflix, alleging executives from the two competitors literally sat down to dinner, cooked up a plan to carve up the market for their m...
  • Ninth Circuit Affirms $54.6 Wage Award for Walmart Truckers
    Jan-21-20 San Francisco, CA On January 6, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a $54.6 million jury award for Wal-mart's truck drivers under the provisions of California labor law . Wal-mart had challenged the 2016 District Court decision in Ridgeway v. Walmart, Inc . on a variety of grounds, including lack of jurisdiction, the certification of a class of similarly situ...
  • Re-instatement of Overtime Pay Class Action
    Oct-9-08 Boston, MA A class-action lawsuit against the nation's largest retailer alleging overtime pay and other violations—decertified two years ago— is back on the rails, and Wal-Mart employees in the State of Massachusetts couldn't be happier. The case highlights overtime pay laws and other employee rights, and holds that an overtime pay rule , indeed a...
  • Defective Products: The Exploding Gas Can
    Sep-25-08 Miami, OK It is something that hundreds of thousands of Americans have in their garage, basement or garden shed. A polyethylene gas can. Used correctly, with care taken to mitigate all risk factors, a gas can should not pose defective product personal injury . But life happens, and in the case of the majority of consumer-grade gasoline cans on the market,...
  • Wal-Mart Breaks for California Employees
    May-6-19 Los Angeles, CA: Every time an employee at a Wal-Mart fulfillment center in Chino, California wanted to leave the building they were required to go through anti-theft metal detectors. This time-consuming process cut into 30-minute lunch breaks, unless of course you didn’t leave the building to eat lunch. And on April 12, 2019 a federal district court jur...
  • Three Courts Find for Plaintiffs, Wal-Mart May Again Appeal Unpaid Wages Claim
    Jan-8-15 Philadelphia, PA It was about as big an Unpaid Wages lawsuit as one would find, brought against two of the biggest retail juggernauts of them all: Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. Lower courts found for the plaintiffs. And while the defendants appealed their case through state appellate and supreme courts in Philadelphia, in the end the original findings...
  • Wal-Mart Accused of Workplace Discrimination
    May-14-09 Fresno, CA It may seem like a problem from decades ago, but workplace discrimination is allegedly still occurring. Discrimination lawsuits are frequently filed, claiming that the defendants discriminated against employees on the basis of race, age and/or gender. The good news is that there are laws designed to protect people from employee discrimination;...
  • Wal-Mart Working Conditions Prompts Overtime Class Action Lawsuit
    Oct-24-12 Chicago, IL Wal-Mart is facing an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit brought by temporary employees who allege they are not paid for arriving early, staying late, or working through their lunch or rest breaks. The lawsuit alleges that Wal-Mart and two staffing agencies are in violation of minimum wage and overtime laws which could affect several h...
  • Wal-Mart Settlement: Wake-up Call for Massachusetts Employment Law?
    Dec-27-09 Boston, MA Wage and hour disputes may be on the downslide for the state of Massachusetts. On the heels of the largest settlement for a wage-and-hour class-action lawsuit in Massachusetts history-- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to pay $40 to all employees who worked for Massachusetts Wal-Mart locations between August 1995 and the settlement date—employe...
  • Attorney Maurice B. Graham on Equitable Recovery
    Mar-29-08 St. Louis, MO: Attorney Maurice B. Graham is a partner in Gray, Ritter and Graham, PC, a personal injury and complex business and commercial litigation firm. A 1962 JD graduate of the University of Missouri, Graham is former president of the Missouri Bar Association (1988-1989) and has served as a member and chairman of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee...
  • Wal-Mart To Settle Netflix DVD Antitrust Lawsuit
    New York, NY: A potential settlement agreement looks possible in an antitrust class action lawsuit brought by current and former Netflix customers against Wal-Mart and Netflix. Emails were recently sent out announcing that Wal-Mart wants to settle. Netflix has decided to continue its fight. The lawsuit, filed in 2009, alleges "This antitrust cla...
  • $185 Million Award Against Wal-Mart Upheld by Philadelphia Judge
    Wal-Mart could pay $185 million to settle a class action suit alleging that the retailer underpayed its employees. A Philadelphia judge affirmed the award, during an appeal pending in the Pennsylvania Superior Court. The judge also said that Wal-Mart should pay $62.2 million in statutory liquidated damages, $33.8 million in statutory attorney fees, $11.9 mil...
  • Ex-employee pays $470,000 settlement in insurance lawsuit.
    St. Louis, MO: (Mar-18-08) Wal-Mart brought an insurance lawsuit against Debbie Shank, a Missouri woman who suffered brain damage in a car crash, alleging that it was owed money for the medical expenses paid through its insurance plan. The suit was filed after Shank reached a settlement with the insurer of the truck driver who hit her. Records reve...
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Employee Unpaid Overtime Settlement
    San Francisco, CA: (Aug-14-07) The California Labor Commissioner brought charges against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., alleging that the store underpaid its employees when it came to doing overtime work. The suit was filed on behalf of almost 50,000 workers who were inadvertently underpaid overtime and other wages. In a settlement reached, Wal-Mart Stores,...
  • Wal-Mart Idling Trucks Settlement
    Washington, DC: (Jul-17-07) The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brought a lawsuit against mega-retailer Wal-Mart, alleging that the company had clean air violations caused by idling trucks. The suit followed an investigation conducted by the EPA, which revealed that trucks owned by Wal-Mart and by other trucking companies were left idling for long...
  • California Overtime Lawsuit Settled for $4.7 Million
    Jan-18-14 Mira Loma, CA An overtime pay laws action against the operator of a warehouse that handled merchandise for Wal-Mart culminated in a settlement worth $4.7 million, the Los Angeles Times (12/11/13) reports. The lawsuit represented more than 500 workers who toiled at a warehouse operated by Schneider Logistics. While the amount each worker might expect...
  • Law Professor Roger Baron on Subrogation and ERISA Reform
    Apr-6-08 Vermillion, SD: Roger Baron is a recognized authority on insurance law and subrogation. He advised attorney Maurice Graham in the controversial Debby Shank litigation in Missouri. In that case, Shank, who suffered severe permanent brain injuries in a traffic accident, was successfully sued by her employer, Wal-Mart, for recovery of nearly $500,000 in med...
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