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12 Dec 2007

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Bloomberg

Court again upholds class-action sex-bias lawsuit [USA]

Wal-Mart Stores...lost a bid to have an appeals court reconsider its decision to allow 2 million current and former female workers to sue as a group with sex-bias claims. A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court again rejected the company's request to throw out a 2004 lower-court ruling granting class-action status to the lawsuit, the biggest sexual-discrimination case in U.S. history. The women accuse Wal-Mart of paying them less than men and giving them fewer promotions.

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