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  • San Diego jury’s $185 million punitive damages verdict not the last word Friday, November 21, 2014 � by jg

    The jury did exactly what it set out to do — draw attention to AutoZone’s blatant employment discrimination — but both the plaintiff and the company know nothing close to $185 million will ever change hands.

  • What’s at stake for women and minorities in the Wal-Mart class action Friday, March 25, 2011 � by jg

    New America Media: With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether a sex-discrimination suit against Wal-Mart can proceed as a class action, Nina Martin spoke with the former executive director of Equal Rights Advocates about why the outcome is important to women and minorities.

  • Dan Rather previews the Supreme Court arguments on the Wal-Mart gender discrimination case Friday, March 11, 2011 � by jg

    Huffington Post: The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether the case can proceed as a class action on March 29, and Dan Rather has produced a report about the case for HDNet.

  • With friends like Altria and Bank of America… Monday, September 27, 2010 � by jg

    Bloomberg: Altria (parent company of tobacco products maker Philip Morris USA) and Bank of America are among 19 companies that have filed amicus curiae briefs in support of Wal-Mart Stores appeal of an employment discrimination case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • N.Y. Times: Wal-Mart employment practices “deserve a full hearing” Tuesday, August 31, 2010 � by jg

    New York Times: In an editorial, the Times urges the U.S. Supreme Court not to block a class action lawsuit accusing Wal-Mart of discriminating against female workers in pay and promotions.

  • Arbitration clause doesn’t let Hooters off the hook Thursday, August 26, 2010 � by jg

    Detroit Free Press: A Michigan judge has ruled a mandatory arbitration clause in Hooters employment contracts does not prevent the company from being sued for discriminating against waitresses based on weight.

  • Are background checks in the hiring process discriminatory? Thursday, August 12, 2010 � by jg

    Associated Press: refusal to hire job applicants based on criminal or credit records can be illegal if it has a disproportionate impact on blacks and Latinos.