"The feds are complaining about getting dragged into court, having to file
time-consuming paperwork, and generally being treated like any taxpayer who
get crosswise with the IRS. "
"The federal agency claims its precious time is being eaten up by Wal-Mart's
legal maneuvers. Officials at the Department of Labor say that, over the
past five months, 17 percent of the available attorney hours in its New York
office have been devoted to this one little case..."
I understand that Wal-Mart will NEVER settle a meritless "slip-and-fall"
case. They may lose money defending such a case but their theory is that a
vigorous defense against a single nuisance suit deters 100 others.