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$65 million settlement
Speaking of huge retailers, Walmart may soon pay a $65 million class-action settlement for making its cashiers stand, and failing to provide them with “suitable seats.” The suit was first brought in 2009, and some 100,000 current and former cashiers are eligible to receive payment. [Fortune]
Teeny reminder: the current Supreme Court is likely to disfavor class actions because the “class” consists of plaintiffs who have complaints against BIG companies but who, as individuals, would not have the resources and stamina to pursue claims individually.
That is, John Roberts’ SCOTUS does not protect individual rights — which is what I’ve always thought a SCOTUS was supposed to do, silly antiquated me — if those rights conflict with the rights — uh, I mean, power — of big business.