New Strategies Lead To Big Title VII Payouts

Law360, New York (January 26, 2010, 9:45 PM EST) -- Employers paid out big to resolve Title VII litigation in 2009, and lawyers say some of the major settlements of the year highlight a shifting strategy of the plaintiffs bar to bring huge classes of potential claimants relying on companywide statistics to bear out their cases.

Companies involved in the 10 largest settlements forked out nearly $100 million last year, with the retail and consumer services industry bearing the brunt of those payments as companies like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Outback Steakhouse of Florida Inc. dug...
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