A legal dispute between Wisconsin-based Menard Inc. and its former general counsel has entered its eighth year with no signs that it will reach a conclusion any time soon. The protracted litigation dates back to 2006, when the home improvement retailer fired its general counsel. She claimed she was fired in retaliation for asserting her rights to equal pay under the law and brought suit against her former employer for wrongful termination.
Most recently, the court of appeals reversed the front pay and second fee awards, saying the lower court should have considered evidence proffered by Menard that the woman asked her sister to lie on her behalf during the initial arbitration hearing. The appeals court also ordered the court to consider new evidence from both parties on the issue of front pay. This means that unless the parties and their attorneys are able to reach a settlement agreement first, there will be another evidentiary hearing at the lower court level.
Source: State Bar of Wisconsin, "Ongoing Dispute Between Menard Inc. and Former General Counsel Continues," Joe Forward, March 26, 2013