December 16, 2013
by Max Slater
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life Insurance that a woman was not entitled to disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) because the applicable statute of limitations had run. Petitioner Julie Heimeshoff argued that her claim was ...[read more]
August 5, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday rejected a potential gender discrimination class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart. This lawsuit, which aimed to represent 150,000 female Wal-Mart employees, was an attempt to file a smaller representative version ...[read more]
February 6, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On February 6, 1899, the US Senate passed a resolution ratifying the Treaty of Paris, effectively ending the Spanish-American War. The treaty, which was drafted and originally signed in 1898 by President William McKinley, did not officially go into effect until April 11, 1899, ending the one year ...[read more]
June 12, 2012
by Jamie Davis
New York City on Monday filed a derivative suit in Delaware Chancery Court against Wal-Mart alleging that both officers and board members of the company breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders by improperly handling reports of bribery that occurred in Mexico. The allegations of bribery and ...[read more]
June 11, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California expressed his concern on Friday that the plaintiffs may not have sufficient evidence to proceed with their gender discrimination case against Wal-Mart. Although they filed an amended lawsuit in Wal-Mart v. Duke with the ...[read more]
April 19, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On April 19, 2011, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding whether electric utilities contributed to global warming in the case of American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit had ruled in the same case that states can sue power companies ...[read more]
February 11, 2012
by Cody Harding
On February 11, 2011, a federal judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Michigan ruled that Wal-Mart did not wrongly fire an employee, Joseph Casias, who tested positive for medical marijuana he was using to treat a brain tumor. In the decision, Judge Robert Jonker found that ...[read more]
February 6, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On February 6, 2007, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for allegedly discriminating against female employees should go to trial. The decision upheld a 2004 certification from the US District Court for the Northern District ...[read more]
November 12, 2011
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Sandra Sperino of the University of Cincinnati College of Law says that the frameworks courts currently use to examine employment discrimination cases are too narrow in scope to deal with the type of discrimination alleged in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc v. Dukes...The case of Wal- ...[read more]
October 28, 2011
by John Paul Putney
Lawyers representing women who claimed discrimination by Wal-Mart filed an amended lawsuit Thursday narrowing their claims to California stores of the retail giant. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges discriminatory practices against more ...[read more]

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