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26 Apr 2010

Associated Press

Court: Wal-Mart to face massive class-action suit [USA]

A sharply divided federal appeals court on Monday exposed Wal-Mart Stores to billions of dollars in legal damages when it ruled a massive class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination over pay for female workers can go to trial…Wal Mart’s top lawyer Jeff Gearhart said the company disagreed with the ruling and was considering its next step, which could include an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. "We do not believe the claims alleged by the six individuals who brought this suit are representative of the experiences of our female associates," said Gearhart, an executive vice president. "Walmart is an excellent place for women to work..."

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USA: Appeals court rules class-action gender discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart can go to trial

Walmart lawsuit (re gender discrimination in USA)