Wal-Mart Confirms High Court Appeal Of Sex Bias Class

Law360, New York (May 13, 2010, 5:12 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has decided to appeal the certification of a historic sex discrimination case to the U.S. Supreme Court because the recent appellate court ruling is at odds with decisions from other appellate courts, a lawyer for the retailer said Thursday.

"Wal-Mart plans to seek Supreme Court review of the exceedingly important class action issues presented by this case,” said Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., a partner with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Wal-Mart's lead lawyer on appeal. “The Ninth Circuit's sharply divided en banc...
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