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Class Action Law suits

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=512771

Consumer groups contend that federal courts are much less sympathetic to or even less likely to hear class-action suits, which are a crucial tool against well-financed industries like tobacco, oil, pharmaceutical and others. As a result, Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron called it "legislation that makes it easier for corporations to evade responsibility for making right their wrongs."

http://www.berkeleydaily.org/text/article.cfm?issue=02-15-05&storyID=20729

Freedom of information advocates got a boost this week when national media company Bloomberg Financial Markets joined the Berkeley Daily Planet?s action to unseal California Wal-Mart records filed in a class action lawsuit.

In what is described by the law.com website as ?the biggest single [class action] case in the nation,? a group of Wal-Mart workers are suing the giant retailer, in Savaglio v. Wal-Mart Stores, for denying pay for missed lunch and rest breaks to 204,000 current and former California employees.

Not to worry, the company will take care of you.

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(NT) (NT) It's Wal-Mart! Don't worry.
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and just think how the unions make it

less painfull

where is jimmy hoffa when hes needed?

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Mark, Wal-Mart has no unions in the US

Are all your posts based on such inaccurate information?

Dan

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jp brags how good unions are

and thats what i hope will never change the unions get in wallmarts prices will rise because of the pay demands those people will have to pay for ther unions demands

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(NT) (NT) whatever - off topic
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The Walmart case ...

... IMO, this shouldn't be a class action suit.

Most class action suits do little more than get a $5 check to a bunch of consumers, and extort money from "evil businesses" to line the pockets of lawyers. Then when the "evil business" closes ...

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If the individuals get "what they are owed" and if Walmart is ordered to pay the legal cost of the lawyers that they had to hire, then there should be no problem.


Perhaps it will get WalMarts attention, and they will realize that some people don't think everything they are doing, is "in the best interest of their employees" .

I don't think a couple mill will break WalMart

http://www.startribune.com/stories/535/5246076.html

LITTLE ROCK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, announced today it posted a 16.2 percent increase in profits for its fourth quarter, beating Wall Street expectations. Its earnings for the full year topped $10 billion for the first time.

Wal-Mart president and chief executive Lee Scott called it a solid performance but added ``we can do better.'


How to " do better"

1. Increase sales

2. Decrease expenses (no lunch breaks, no coffee breaks, less workers in the stores)

What other recourse do the employees have?

Lose a days pay and take the store to court individually.

Complain to the store management until they get fired.

Complain to government labor board until they get fired

Or as Tony Soprano would say

Forget about it!

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