Tag Archives: Walmart


Posted 2 years ago in Class Actions Your Job & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Wal-Mart Tries to Quash Gender Bias Suit in Wisconsin

Wal-Mart is hoping to get a gender bias class action suit in Wisconsin thrown out of court, thanks to the reversal of a new rule imposed by the National Labor Relations Board. Five women are trying to make the retail giant answer their claims that they were paid less and had fewer opportunities for promotions than their male counterparts. Several other similar suits have been filed in other states following a 2011 Supreme Court ruling that disallowed a national class …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury Real Estate by Michele Bowman  
Walmart Parking Lot Insanity Never Ends

Two men recently made Walmart into a dangerous place to be – way past Black Friday: One went deer hunting with a gun in a parking lot at a store in Pennsylvania, and another crashed his car into the front entrance of a store in California and then allegedly assaulted customers.   It’s Always Deer Season at Walmart In November, Arcangelo Bianco Jr., 40, who had just gone shopping in the store in Burrell Township, Penn., reportedly decided that a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Editors Picks Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Walmart Customer Falls on Gatorade Sign, Wins $1.3M

A Walmart customer who slipped on a fallen Gatorade sign won a $1.3 million verdict for his injuries. Tom Papakalodoukas, a 41-year-old Florida resident, was carrying a water bottle while shopping at a Walmart in Port St. Lucie, Fla., when he stepped on a Gatorade sign that had fallen off a display. He took a violent spill, tearing a tendon in his right bicep. Papakalodoukas underwent three surgeries and had to get an Achilles tendon from cadaver tissue inserted in …

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Posted 2 years ago in Banking Law Real Estate by Michele Bowman  
Walmart Mortgages Coming Soon to Aisle 10

You buy toilet paper and ammo there, so why not a home? Consumers are indicating they would trust Walmart and other non-banks with their mortgages, and some experts believe that’s not necessarily a bad thing. While they seem mostly satisfied with the services of the big banks, “continued frustrations with current mortgage processes . . . could drive consumers to alternative home loan providers,” according to a recent survey by a consulting firm whose clients include some of the largest …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law Creditor/Debtor by Janet Raasch  
Alternative Financing Services Growing in Popularity

Alternative Financial Services (AFS) businesses are a major source of banking and credit services for the un- and under-banked,  low-income and working poor consumers, residents of minority neighborhoods, and consumers with heavy debt burdens and less-favorable credit histories. Often, these individuals or families are thrown for a financial loop when faced with unexpected expenses and emergencies. AFS providers fall outside the system of traditional, federally insured financial institutions. They include check cashing and money order outlets, lenders and even retail …

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