March 23, 2005

Markets in Everything: Wal-Mart Litigation Edition

Plan on suing Wal-Mart? Don't do all that background research yourself! Contact the Wal-Mart Litigation Project for all your prepackaged taxonomy needs:

The information compiled by the Wal-Mart Litigation Project is organized by type of case into a taxonomy, or set of categories. Each category includes all the material we have on file concerning that particular type of suit (e.g., slip and fall involving coat hangers on the floor). The information packets offered for sale by the Project contain summaries of the following types of materials:

* Verdicts and Settlements Against Wal-Mart

* Opinions and Appellate Rulings

* Complaints / Petitions

* Miscellaneous Documents

* Defense Verdicts

The prices -- from $30 for Assault Upon Customer by Customer (2 items, $30) to Merchandise - Merchandise Being Moved or Shoved by Employees (38 items, $200) seem reasonable to me.
The Wal-Mart Litigation Project has identified over one hundred different types of known lawsuits against Wal-Mart.
In truth, the website seems a few years behind the times, but I gather that the earlier material is the most difficult to research anyway.

(The Markets in Everything title was swiped from Marginal Revolution).

Posted by Kevin on March, 23 2005 at 04:18 PM