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Haddad v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Docket #SJC-10261
Date February 5, 2009
VideoView oral argument with Windows Media Player
JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummarySJC-10261: Anti-discrimination law, Employment, Sex, Termination of employment, Damages. Employment, Discrimination, Termination. Damages, Under anti-discrimination law, Punitive, Remittitur, Future earning capacity. Evidence, Relevancy and materiality. Practice, Civil, Argument by counsel, Instructions to jury.

SJC-10261a: Anti-discrimination law, Attorney's fees. Practice, Civil, Attorney's fees.
Appealed FromBerkshire Superior Court, Justice John A. Agostini
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Haddad:  Robert S. Mantell, Richard E. Fradette, David E. Belfort
Counsel for Appellee
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.:  David C. Casey, Stephen T. Melnick
Amici CuriaeJewish Alliance for Law and Social Action; Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts; Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights of the Boston Bar Association; Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association; Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association; Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts; New England Legal Foundation; Associated Industries of Massachusetts

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court in case SJC-10261, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

Click to link to the slip opinion in case SJC-10261a, in PDF format

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