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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Is Wal-Mart Just Evil?

Reuters News Service reports that 15 workers from six countries, including Bangladesh, Swaziland, Indonesia, China, and Nicaragua, filed a class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores, claiming the world’s largest retailer overlooks sweatshop conditions at toy and clothing factories. They allege that Wal-Mart’s “vast economic power” allows it to impose price and time requirements on supplier factories that result in sweatshop conditions. Wal-Mart has also been the subject of discrimination lawsuits.

Is Wal-Mart just a target for litigious plaintiffs because it is the world’s largest retailer? Are people inclined to sue Wal-Mart merely because it is highly visible, due to its success and its size? Or is Wal-Mart just Evil?

2 Comments:

  • Evil. No doubt about it. And from what I understand, cases involving Wal-Mart make it into law school casebooks with greater frequency because Wal-Mart almost never wants to settle. Because they're evil and think they can rule the world with their ugly, cheap plastic crap, garish lighting and those dumbass smiley faces. You're not fooling us with your smileys, WallyWorld. We know beneath those sinister yellow grins lies an evil so dark, it cannot be named.

    By Blogger red.hot.mamma!, at 7:35 PM, September 15, 2005  

  • Is prostitution legal in the Wal-Mart province?

    By Blogger hal the brown, at 7:43 PM, September 15, 2005  

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