Jun 20, 2011

SCOTUS Blocks Class Action on Wal-Mart

Supreme Court Blocks Sex Discrimination Class-Action Suit Against Wal-Mart

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously (Whoa!) Monday that a huge class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores alleging sex discrimination cannot proceed, reversing a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The lawsuit could have involved up to 1.6 million current and former Wal-Mart employees and billions of dollars in damages.

Undoubtedly, this will be blamed upon the judges taking their salaries from corporations. The conservatives are called the 'corporate five'.

Well, then what are the liberals called? The Farmer's Market Four?

And, it's their wives, family members, and the outlandish speaking fees that these cats get when they retire - in case you're wondering where the corporate cash is laundered.

The plaintiffs can still pursue their suit on their own, but not as a class action, the court ruled, meaning that much less money would be at stake. The court said the proposed class would be too unwieldy and diverse and that there were other problems with the way the case was filed.

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