Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Class action lawsuits.

The Supreme court happened to earn my ire this week. In the decision of Dues v Wal-Mart the conservative supreme court appointees once again showed a lack of independence. This should have been a relatively straightforward class action lawsuit in regard to sex discrimination. Though instead of actually making a decision on this matter, it was decided that the women that presented the case did not represent an actual class. This is a rather large problem. It is essentially a kick in the face for the working class against corporations. The problem is a straightforward issue of money. It is drastically more difficult for an individual to challenge a corpo in court when an individual cannot afford equivalent legal counsel. This is one of the most basic reasons for class action suits. Hopefully this decision will be reversed in the future.

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