Monday, April 26, 2010
A woman who sued Wal-Mart back in 2001 for alleged discrimination bemoans the fact that it is taking so long for her to 'get her day in court'.
Yet she would have had her day in court a LONG LONG LONG time ago but for her acquiescence in letting her attorney pursue the matter as a class action (which, totally coincidentally, greatly increases the potential payout for the attorneys). The nine years since she filed has been taken up arguing the legitimacy of certifying the claim as a class action.
Assuming she is in the right, that WalMart did discriminate against her, had she insisted on pursing the matter on an individual basis, she would already be spending her award money.