Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wal-Mart Stores
Current Parent Company: 
Walmart
Penalty: 
$152,000,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
July 13, 2009
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
wage and hour violation
Secondary Offense: 
meal/rest break violation
Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
California Supreme Court
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
No. C-835687
Case Name: 
Savaglio v. Wal-Mart Inc.
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retail-discount stores
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Source of Data: 

The dollar figures come from page 11 of Wal-Mart's 10-Q filing with the SEC for the quarter ending July 31, 2009; online at https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/104169/000119312509189177/d10q.htm

Notes: 

Case focused on alleged violations of California regulations requiring meal and rest breaks. A state jury initially awarded the plaintiffs $172 million in damages in 2005. The company appealed the verdict but in 2009 agreed to pay a settlement of at least $77 million but as much as $152 million.

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Parent company note: 
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