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Judge Slashes $12.4M Award Against Walmart

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/9/2018 12:00 am

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy L. Brooks last month reduced the amount a jury awarded last year to a Southern California digital design firm against Walmart Inc. to just $745,000.

In Personal Use of Company Jets, Tyson Soars

by Mark Friedman 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business reviewed proxy documents from 17 publicly traded companies based in Arkansas to report on those that offer executives the perk of using the company jet for personal trips.

Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

by Kyle Massey 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.

Wal-Mart’s New Headquarters: Tradition, Not Frills

by Marty Cook 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says its new headquarters campus on 350 acres in Bentonville will be all about efficiency and not ego.

A Look Inside a $12.4 Million Slap at Wal-Mart

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Last month a federal jury in Fayetteville ordered Wal-Mart to pay $12.4 million for damages that included willful and malicious misappropriation of Cuker’s confidential information and trade secrets.

Fayetteville Attorney Seeks Sanctions Against Wal-Mart, Saying It Abused Process

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Fayetteville attorney Mark Henry last week asked a federal judge to sanction Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for alleged discovery abuses throughout the case involving Cuker Interactive LLC of San Diego.

Judge Orders Wal-Mart to Pay $16M in Gender Bias Lawsuit

by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 1/10/2017 3:25 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $16.08 million to a former New Hampshire pharmacist in a gender bias case, but the amount is only about half what a jury awarded and may fall substantially further.

Report: Wal-Mart to Cut Hundreds of Jobs This Month

by Sruthi Ramakrishnan, Reuters 1/10/2017 3:15 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville plans to cut hundreds of jobs before the end of January, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

Wal-Mart Faces More Damages In Wage Case

by Mark Friedman 12/5/2016 12:00 am

A California jury has ruled against Wal-Mart in a class-action case challenging truck driver pay policies.

Wal-Mart Lawsuits Continue Over Tracy Morgan Accident

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart’s settlement of the lawsuit over events involving the 2014 vehicle wreck that injured comedian Tracy Morgan didn’t end the legal fight.

Lesbian Sues Wal-Mart Over Benefits

by Mark Friedman 8/3/2015 12:00 am

A lesbian employee of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently filed a civil lawsuit accusing the Bentonville retailer of sex discrimination for denying her spousal health insurance benefits several years ago.

Judge Tosses Wal-Mart Bribery Case

by Mark Friedman 4/13/2015 12:00 am

A federal judge in Arkansas last month threw out a shareholder lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its directors over allegations of bribery in Mexico.

Wal-Mart Battles Manhattan Church Concerned About Firearm Sales

by Mark Friedman 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has asked the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to toss out a ruling that would force the retailer to let shareholders vote on a proposal from a Manhattan Episcopal church concerned about firearm sales.

Wal-Mart Bribery Case Creeps Along in Court

by Mark Friedman 7/21/2014 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas ruled last month that a lawsuit filed in 2012 against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its directors over allegations of bribery in Mexico can move forward.

Wal-Mart Bribery Investigation Tally Tops $439M

by Lance Turner 3/27/2014 11:09 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s latest filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says the retailer has spent $439 million in the past two years to investigate allegations that it paid foreign bribes.

Wal-Mart Seeks Another Stay in Mexican Bribery Case

by Mark Friedman 3/24/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has once again asked a U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas to stay a lawsuit that shareholders filed against it and its directors over allegations of bribery in Mexico.

CEO Vs. Worker: New Rule Requires Pay Ratio Disclosure

by Jan Cottingham 10/28/2013 12:00 am

After three years, the Securities & Exchange Commission is finally following through on one of the Dodd-Frank law’s more controversial requirements: It has proposed that public companies disclose how the pay of their CEOs compares to that of their workers.

Wal-Mart Health Benefits Move Seen As a Gay Rights Win

by Mark Friedman 10/28/2013 12:00 am

The fact that Wal-Mart — the largest private employer with 1.3 million workers in the U.S. — has decided to offer the benefits is a high-profile win for gay-rights advocates and could cause other companies that haven’t offered the benefits to do so.