The purpose of the Wal-Mart Litigation Project is to assist lawyers who sue Wal-Mart to force the company to act properly toward its customers, employees, and vendors.
The project gathers, refines, and markets information about lawsuits against Wal-Mart (now known by its new name Walmart)as well as its other entities such as Sam's Club.
We also actively seek information about verdicts, rulings and settlements, and lawyers are urged to send us information to share, especially trial court rulings. We are currently the largest online depository of legal information concerning Wal-Mart.
The goal is to educate plaintiffs' lawyers about cases similar to their own against Wal-Mart, and to facilitate communication between plaintiffs' lawyers on issues of law, discovery and litigation tactics.
While the primary goal of the project is to assist lawyers by providing information, a second goal is this - to help people injured by Wal-Mart's wrongdoing find a lawyer who will take a meritorious case against the world's largest retailer.
The Wal-Mart Litigation Project has no affiliation with Wal-Mart (Walmart). It has no affiliation with the company whose headquarters is in Bentonville, Arkansas and operates under the trade names Walmart, Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Wal-Mart Associates Inc., Wal-Mart Discount Stores, Wal-Mart Stores East, Inc., Sam's Club, Sam's Wholesale Club, Sam's Club Members Only, Sam's Club We Mean Business, Sam's Club Membership Warehouse for Business and other companies related to Wal-Mart, or Claims Management Inc., Wal-Mart's captive insurer.Do You Encourage People to Sue Wal-Mart?
No. Because of the difficulties a litigant encounters in suing Wal-Mart, we encourage people to think long and hard before doing so. Never file a lawsuit yourself without a lawyer (called a pro se lawsuit); the courts do not look kindly on these cases. Judges and juries are not sympathetic to pro se litigants. If you can't find a lawyer to help, you just don't have a case. The Wal-Mart Litigation Project's objective is to provide support to attorneys who know how to file cases, especially lawyers who lack experience against Wal-Mart. We do not solicit injured Wal-Mart customers, employees or other parties to sue the company. However, when they do file suit, we want to help ensure that justice is served when Wal-Mart does wrong.Where Does Your Verdict and Settlement Information Come From?
Most of our verdict and settlement information comes from publications called Jury Verdict Reporters. These are specialized publications that attempt to report most of the jury trials form a particular state, e.g. Kentucky. We also monitor cases filed in federal courts and we ask plaintiffs' attorneys to fill out a Verdict and Settlement form found at this website. (Click, "Submit A Case To The Project") menu above.) We also receive newspaper clippings and search the Internet for cases.Who is really behind The Wal-Mart Litigation Project?
The owner is Lewis Laska, a lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee. You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer NoticeThe Wal-Mart Litigation Project has no affiliation with Wal-Mart (Walmart) itself.
The Wal-Mart Litigation Project is solely coordinated by Lewis L. Laska and has no affiliation with any other organization, institution or entity.
It has no affiliation with the company whose headquarters is in Bentonville, Arkansas and operates under the trade names Walmart,Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Wal-Mart Associates Inc., Wal-Mart Discount Stores, Wal-Mart Stores East, Inc., Sam's Club, Sam's Wholesale Club, Sam's Club Members Only, Sam's Club We Mean Business, Sam's Club Membership Warehouse for Business and other companies related to Wal-Mart, or Claims Management Inc., Wal-Mart's captive insurer.
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