Plaintiffs Say Wal-Mart Expert Witness Biased

Law360, New York (October 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the multidistrict wage-and-hour litigation against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., plaintiffs from four states say that a key Wal-Mart expert witness's testimony is irreparably biased and should be tossed.

The plaintiffs filed a motion on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada to strike those portions of Dr. Joan Haworth's expert testimony on behalf of Wal-Mart that rely on Wal-Mart-produced employee declarations.

The data set on which Haworth relies — made up of 138 declarations from Wal-Mart employees and regional managers — is...
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