Impact Fund Cases
As part of the Equal Justice Litigation Program, the Impact Fund works in coalition with other small firms and nonprofits to spearhead litigation. Our litigation model identifies and targets industries, companies and governments where litigation offers the potential for significant social or economic justice. Our goal is to create the blueprint for similar class actions throughout the country. Together, we can build the capacity of all participants, with a vision of social justice, to play a major role in impact litigation.
Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
- Largest civil rights class action in history (estimated two million class members)
- Alleging that Wal-Mart discriminates against its female retail employees in pay and promotion into management
Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corp.
- Alleging that Costco discriminates against its female employees in promotion to Assistant General Manager and General Manager positions
Parra v. Bashas', Inc.
- Challenging discriminatory treatment of Latino workers in Food City grocery stores in both pay and working conditions
Moeller v. Taco Bell Corp.
- Challenging accessibility barriers at California Taco Bell restaurants for persons who use wheelchairs or scooters
Williams v. City of Antioch
- Alleging that the city and its police department have conducted a campaign of intimidation and harassment targeted at African American residents receiving federally-funded Section 8 housing assistance