EEOC Wants Classwide Damages In Wal-Mart Case

Law360, New York (March 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is weighing in on the massive class action accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of sex discrimination, lashing out at the retail giant's bid to have punitive damages tried on a case-by-case basis.

The EEOC lodged the arguments in an amicus curiae brief filed Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which has agreed to reconsider Wal-Mart's challenge to a district court's holdings that classwide punitive damages remain available and may be determined by a jury, and that...
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