9th Circ. Affirms Toss Of Wal-Mart Foreign Labor Case

Law360, New York (July 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a complaint accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of failing to monitor the working conditions of its foreign suppliers, ruling that the retail giant had no legal duty to protect foreign workers from the suppliers' alleged substandard labor practices.

In an opinion handed down Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a March 2008 decision by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to dismiss the proposed class action for failure to...
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