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Artikel

1 Apr 2014

Autor:
David Lee, Courthouse News Service (USA)

New Life to Gender Bias Claims Against Wal-Mart [USA]

A federal judge erred in finding that the statute of limitations bars individual claims from one of the original plaintiffs in the gender-bias suit against Wal-Mart, the 5th Circuit ruled…Stephanie Odle…had been an original member of the class action Dukes v. Wal-Mart, but the 9th Circuit tossed "former employees" like her in 2010, concluding that they lacked standing to pursue injunctive relief…A year later, the U.S. Supreme Court famously decertified the class of current employees on the basis of insufficient commonality…Odle filed a separate class action in October 2011, four months after the Supreme Court decision…U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Dallas dismissed even Odle's individual claims, however, under the statute of limitations…[T]he 5th Circuit reversed…and remanded for reconsideration of Odle's individual claims. The relevant statute of limitations remained tolled when Odle sued...

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USA: Court finds that former employee's lawsuit against Walmart over alleged gender discrimination is not barred by statute of limitations

Walmart lawsuit (re gender discrimination in USA)