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  • 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.

  • Why has Wal-Mart spent more than $1 million to fight a $7,000 fine? Wednesday, July 7, 2010 � by jg

    New York Times: The company contends the government is improperly trying to tell companies to prevent “crowd trampling” as an occupational hazard.

  • 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.”

  • Wal-Mart agrees to $86 million settlement with California employees Wednesday, May 12, 2010 � by jg

    Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Wal-Mart has agreed to pay as much as $86 million to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming it failed to pay vacation and other wages when California employees left the company.