Worker Life Insurance Suit Against Wal-Mart Tossed

Law360, New York (May 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has rejected a bid for class certification and decided on his own to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. used employees' personal information without their consent to take out life insurance policies for the workers and unjustly enriched itself by collecting benefits after those employees died.

Judge James Moody Jr. of the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida on Tuesday dismissed the suit sua sponte and rejected a motion for class certification, ruling that plaintiff Wayne Atkinson lacked standing to...
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