Wal-Mart: target

by Walter Olson on April 13, 2004

“Encouraged by the press criticism, entrepreneurial trial lawyers, eyeing Wal-Mart’s deep pockets with glee, have made it perhaps the biggest private-sector target of the nation?s plaintiffs’ bar. In just ten years, the number of pending lawsuits against Wal-Mart has increased fourfold, to 8,000, and the company has tripled the size of its litigation department. … Wal-Mart faces a growing number of potentially costly class action lawsuits, exemplified by a sex-discrimination suit brought by the Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll firm, notorious for getting Texaco to pay $176 million to black employees in a discrimination suit.” (Steven Malanga (Manhattan Institute), “What Does the War on Wal-Mart Mean?”, City Journal, Spring). See Jul. 7-9, 2000 and more links: Feb. 1, 2004; Dec. 4, 2003; Jan. 11, Jun. 14, and Aug. 29-30, 2001; Sept. 6-7, Sept. 25-26, Nov. 15, and Dec. 13-14, 2000; and Dec. 2, 1999. More: we are linked by Always Low Prices — Always, a blog whose mission is to chronicle “The Best and the Worst about Wal-Mart” and which is put out in part by Kevin Brancato of George Mason U. and the economics blog Truck and Barter. (More: Apr. 19, 2005).

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1 Always Low Prices 04.13.04 at 9:28 am

When in Doubt, Sue WM

Walter Olson has his usual cornucopia of links, this time regarding the rapidly expanding practice of suing WM.

2 PointOfLaw Forum 06.29.04 at 11:53 am

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3 PointOfLaw Forum 06.29.04 at 11:58 am

Wal-Mart class action

Steve Malanga of the Manhattan Institute has an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal on last week’s certification of a sex discrimination class action against the world’s largest retailer. “To read the individual stories of the original plaintiffs of t…

4 PointOfLaw Forum 06.29.04 at 12:36 pm

Wal-Mart class action

Steve Malanga of the Manhattan Institute has an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal on last week’s certification of a sex discrimination class action against the world’s largest retailer. “To read the individual stories of the original plaintiffs of t…

5 PointOfLaw Forum 06.29.04 at 12:39 pm

Wal-Mart class action

Steve Malanga of the Manhattan Institute has an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal on last week’s certification of a sex discrimination class action against the world’s largest retailer. “To read the individual stories of the original plaintiffs of t…

6 Overlawyered 10.26.05 at 12:50 pm

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