Archive for the 'Litigation' Category

WALMART IN EEOC CROSSHAIRS, AGAIN…

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

News like the announcement that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Walmart, again, must really frustrate CEO Doug McMillon who, by all appearances, is working hard to reform the company that has been at the center of his entire adult life. According to The National Law Review: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. violated federal law by […]

WALMART WOULD MAKE JOE STALIN PROUD…

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Under the communist regime of Joseph Stalin, workers were encouraged, seriously encouraged, to work off the clock for the good of the party. This meant working after their shifts, working on weekends; literally donating their labor to the party. This practice was so pervasive that George Orwell had the pigs suggest and implement just such […]

WUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT…?!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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TRINITY LOSES TO WALMART IN COURT…

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

I admire the members of Trinity Wall Street church for the picking their battle with Walmart. These Quixotesque battles are long shots from the beginning–much like The Writing On The Wal–but to slink away and do nothing simply is unacceptable. Especially when selling assault rifles is the issue. A U.S. appeals court ruled that Wal-Mart […]

THE BENTONVILLE-DOVER CONNECTION…

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Talk about confusing. There are some Walmart stories that can be flat out mind numbing because the issues are cloudy, the participants obscure and the language downright impenetrable. Take the case of Walmart and Stuart Grant. A decision Tuesday by a federal judge in Texarkana, Arkansas, has left [Delaware shareholder lawyer Stuart Grant of Grant […]

WHY IS WALMART FIGHTING THIS BATTLE…?

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Walmart fights lots of legal battles because to not fight could have disastrous financial consequences. One battle that I was not aware of until this week involves Nike-owned Converse and the iconic Chuck Taylor All-Stars sneakers. Air Jordan’s may have brought in more cash, but nearly a century has passed since Converse first introduced the […]

WALMART/PENNSYLVANIA SUITS MOVING AHEAD…

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Here’s a note to Walmart U.S. CEO Greg Foran: when you’re company is fighting one employee lawsuit after another, perhaps there is something within your culture that ought to have been on your list of eight. Two wage-and-hour lawsuits, one brought as a class action and the other as a collective action, are proceeding against […]

WALMART V. TRINITY IS NOT ABOUT GUNS;
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IS THE ISSUE…

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The reasoning runs something like this: Walmart, as the largest retailer in America, and the largest private-sector employer in much of the country, affects and influences the lives of millions of Americans daily. Change the way Walmart does business and you fundamentally affect the country as a whole. Numerous shareholders over the years have attempted […]

WALMART V. DUKES STILL HAUNTS…

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

In the world of law, precedent is everything and no case has been more important to Walmart than the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011 in the matter of Walmart v. Dukes. That case haunts that of Michelle Braun and nearly 200,000 present and former employees of Walmart. Wal-Mart has asked the U.S. […]

LILLY WHO…?

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Remember Lilly Ledbetter? No? Perhaps you remember The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009? Still nothing? That was the first bill new President Barack Hussein Obama signed into law on 29 January 2009. A hopeful start by a president who ran on a message of hope. A little more than six years later, what […]

WALMART: 12 GAZILLION, PEOPLE: ZIP…

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

You would think I would get tired of reporting about yet another triumph of a Walmart despoilment project over local businesses and private citizens desires to not have yet another Bentonvile Behemoth Big Box invade their community. I confess that there are times when that is true, but as long as one single family business […]

CRUSHED BY LOW WAGES? DRINK UP…

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Alcohol is the official mind-numbness inducing drug of choice in America for those who need escape from their lives and do not wish to run afoul of law enforcement. Walmart wants to tap that corner the booze business in Texas. Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer and the biggest private employer in Texas, filed a lawsuit […]

JUST WHAT MIGHT THE BRIEF SAY…?

Friday, February 13th, 2015

I first noted the story concerning the matter of Trinity Wall Street v. Walmart on 9 January. Today the next phase begins. Wal-Mart Stores on Feb. 13 is scheduled to file a U.S. appeals court brief arguing that a shareholder proposal intrudes on ordinary business operations and can be excluded from the company’s 2015 proxy […]

STOP CERES WALMART WINNING, FOR NOW…

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

The group that sued the city of Ceres and Wal-Mart over a proposed Supercenter and lost has appealed the Stanislaus Superior Court decision. The appeal, filed with the court Jan. 26, further delays the construction of a Walmart Supercenter slated for Mitchell and Service roads, approved by the City Council in 2011. In November, Superior […]

BRAUN V. WALMART V. WALMART V. DUKES…

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

The Supreme Court of the United States decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes was disappointing, but there seems to be muscle coming from one state court. Fighting the fair-pay battle state-by-state is not an attractive prospect, but if the tactic works, then that must be the route to take. While the state Supreme Court’s recent decision […]