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Wal-Mart plaintiffs seek more time to pursue cases

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Attorneys representing women who unsuccessfully sued Wal-Mart Stores Inc for gender discrimination filed a motion on Friday asking a U.S. District Court to freeze the statute of limitations for their complaints against the retailer. The U.S. Supreme Court threw out their massive class action suit on June…

Supreme Court rules that companies can block class-action lawsuits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday handed businesses such as AT&T Inc a major victory by upholding the use of arbitration for customer disputes rather than allowing claims to be brought together as a group. By a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled that an AT&T unit…

Court rules teachers don’t have free speech rights in curriculum

A teacher’s in-class curriculum in primary and secondary schools is not protected by the First Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday. “Only the school board has ultimate responsibility for what goes on in the classroom, legitimately giving it a say over what teachers may (or may not) teach…

Class action lawsuit: Retailers selling gas hotter than 60 degrees rip off consumers

Kansas paper estimated in 2006 that ripoff scams over $2.3 billion annually Many oil companies and gasoline retailers carefully track the temperature, volume and exact value of their supplies every step of the way from well to gas station, where the measurement often stops. Now, two lawsuits out of Kansas…

Kucinich: ‘Class war is over, working people lost’

WASHINGTON — Reflecting on the growing divide between Wall Street and Main Street, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) on Wednesday offered a powerful critique on the state of the economy in an open committee hearing. “The class warfare is over — we lost,” Kucinich said before the Committee on Oversight and…

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