Class Counsel Gets $6.2M In Wal-Mart Race Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 13, 2009, 1:38 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has awarded class counsel more than $6 million from the $17.5 million settlement of a lawsuit alleging Wal-Mart Stores Inc. discriminated against black candidates when recruiting truck drivers.

Judge William R. Wilson Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas on Wednesday approved the request by Carney Williams Bates Bozeman & Pulliam PLLC, John W. Walker PA and Welch & Kitchens LLC for one-third of the settlement or about $5.8 million and more than $400,000 in expenses.

The judge...
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