Letters to the editor for May 31, 2009

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The Santa Fe Underage Drinking Prevention Alliance congratulates Santa Fe County commissioners, Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office and the Santa Fe County DWI program for their commitment and persistence in implementing the DWI Vehicle Seizure Ordinance.
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#61
Jun 2, 2009
 
Question wrote:
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Insurance is a problem, but why should it be the problem of the employer?
It should be a right - problem solved.

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Since: Sep 08

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Jun 2, 2009
 
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Class action lawsuits are caused in many respects because lawyers dream something up against large corporations with deep pockets. They often times are not legitimate positions, but brought forward because some law firm wants to make a killing. You know it, and I know it and we all pay for it in the end.
But in the cases of Wal-Mart, they are already done and Wal-Mart has lost and the settlements are in the billions, plus extremely heavy fines by the government. Yet, there are still many more cases that are ongoing and have not yet been settled.

Keep in mind that it is extremely expensive to bring on a class action lawsuit. Fronting the costs, alone, can be in the millions.(Costs include depositions, witnesses, expert witnesses, travel expenses for depositions, lawyers and expert witnesses and non-expert witnesses, copying charges, binding, filing fees, printing, research, Westlaw, etc., etc.).

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Since: Feb 09

northern NM

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Jun 3, 2009
 
Class action wrote:
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Class action lawsuits are caused in many respects because lawyers dream something up against large corporations with deep pockets. They often times are not legitimate positions, but brought forward because some law firm wants to make a killing. You know it, and I know it and we all pay for it in the end.
In the case of Walmart, these were fully justified class-action suits. Walmart does not give a darn about employees, community or America. They put profits before all else. Even in a capitalistic society, there should be a balance, at least there used to be before corporations put profits ahead of people.
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Jan 24, 2011
 
Frank Stewart wrote:
I'll say it again because neither Gloria or Enrique decided to respond on the previous thread.
Gloria,
I asked you if I was still considered local because I oppose Walmart and their labor practices (google W-M and forced overtime) and discrimination both sexual and racial agendas(google walmart and discrimination). Remember from the prior thread, we're not rich (mom retired schoolteacher, dad retired state worker, families been here for multiple generations). We may not have much, but we try and shop locally as much as we can because we support those "greedy" small business owners that are our friends, neighbors and relatives. I really doubt that we are part of the "majority" of Santa Feans that want to see any megastore in SF that will put our friends, family and neighbors out of business. Is that what you want to see happen, if so then why not live in Rio Rancho or some other place that has lost it's individuality and uniqueness to corporate greed all in the name of saving a couple of bucks.
As an example remember a great place called Tiano's sporting goods. They were local, they knew us, our parents and our kids. They were also my mom's neighbors. Their gone now because stuff was a little cheaper at w-m and kmart and so on. I miss them and regret the loss of every "selfish" small business owner that closes down because of a giant mega corporation that employs unfair competitive tactics to get rid of "selfish" small business owners.
Frank I am the son of the man that owned Tiano's Sporting Goods. Although you may remember him as being a great guy. he is the most racist person I have ever known. He would call all the Hispanic people behind their backs all kinds of names. I remember one of my friends was Hispanic (2nd generation American). I brought him by the house and my father kicked him out and I was told never to bring another dirty **** into his home again. I also know when my dad sold the store he was making great profits from overcharging for everything he knew when the competition came to town he wouldn't be-able to screw the people of Santa Fe any more. The Spanish family that bought the store lost it all. of course he failed to disclose any of the insider info he had in regards to the formation competition and retired a multimillionaire.

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