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Trinity Wall Street v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Citation:792 F.3d 323 (3rd Cir. 2015)
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Trinity is one of the wealthiest religious institutions in the United States. Part of its mission was to reduce violence in society. Trinity pressed Wal-Mart to explain its continued sale of the Bushmaster AR-15. Trinity then drafted a shareholder proposal aimed at filling the governance gap it perceived in Wal-Mart. On January 2014, Wal-Mart notified Trinity of its belief that it could exclude the proposal from its 2014 proxy materials. Trinity disagreed, stating that its proposal didn’t meddle in ordinary course decision-making, but focused on big picture oversight and supervision that is the responsibility of the Board. On April, 2014, just 17 days before Wal-Mart’s proxy materials were due at the printer, Trinity filed a declaratory judgment against Wal-Mark, seeking a declaration that Wal-Mart’s decision to omit the proposal from its 2014 proxy materials violates section 14(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act.
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