Thom Hartmann: The Wal-Mart Case – A Hit On Trial Lawyers As It Was On Women

Jonathan Tasini, commentator & writer on work, labor and the economy joins Thom Hartmann. The Supreme Court ignored the needs of one and a half million women yesterday – ruling in favor of Wal-Mart in a huge class-action discrimination lawsuit. In a 5-4 decision along ideological lines – the Conservative Justices did not rule on whether or not Wal-Mart discriminated against women as the plaintiffs argued – but instead ruled that the women could not bring this type of class action lawsuit against the giant retailer – since every single woman faced different circumstances of discrimination. In other words – the Supreme Court ruled that each of the 1.5 million women that were discriminated against would have to bring their own separate suits in front of the court – each, individually, taking on one of the largest companies in the world all by themselves. But wait…there's more.