Doe v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 08-55706 - Contract Law - U.S. Ninth Circuit
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Doe v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 08-55706

In a breach of contract action by employees of foreign suppliers to a U.S. retailer based on a code of conduct included in Defendant's supply contracts specifying labor standards suppliers must meet, the dismissal of the complaint is affirmed where the code of conduct did not create a duty on the part of Defendant to monitor the suppliers, and did not provide Plaintiffs a right of action against Defendant as third-party beneficiaries.

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Appellate Information

Argued and Submitted May 8, 2009

Filed July 10, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Gould

Counsel

For Appellants:

Terrence P. Collingsworth, Conrad & Scherer, Washington, DC

Dan Stormer, Hadsell & Stormer, Pasadena, CA

For Appellee:

James N. Penrod, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, San Francisco, CA

Thomas M. Peterson, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, San Francisco, CA