On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that will ask the court to stop an employee discrimination lawsuit from proceeding against the company on a class-action track. Several former and current female employees brought a sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart in 2001, and they are seeking to pursue the lawsuit on behalf of all former and current female employees of Wal-Mart, which could mean up to 1.6 million plaintiffs.
An interesting and important copyright case will soon come before the U.S. Supreme Court. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Esquire, the case will hold implications for artistic works created during the early to mid-1900s. The issue at hand concerns whether these copyrighted works should be part of the public domain or not. Right now, the works are considered under copyright, but the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case in which the plaintiff's argue that the works should be released to the public domain.