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.
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.
Novartis to pay $150+ million for gender discrimination
Thursday, July 15, 2010 � by jg
New York Law Journal: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. will settle remaining gender bias claims by employees who had alleged they were discriminated against in pay, promotion and in pregnancy policies.
What did Wal-Mart know, and when did it know it?
Friday, June 4, 2010 � by scott
New York Times: “More than six years before the biggest sex discrimination lawsuit in history was filed against Wal-Mart Stores, the company hired a prominent law firm to examine its vulnerability to just such a suit.”
Jury punishes Novartis to the tune of $250 million
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 � by jg
Bloomberg BusinessWeek: A New York jury has awarded “the largest ever employment discrimination verdict” to a group of about 5,600 women who sued Novartis Pharmaceuticals for gender discrimination.