Dukes Rules Out Family Dollar Sex Bias Class: Judge

Law360, New York (January 18, 2012, 1:25 PM EST) -- A North Carolina federal judge on Friday rejected female Family Dollar Stores Inc. managers' class action claims alleging their employer paid them less than their male counterparts, saying the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes shut out the case.

U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. granted Family Dollar's motion to dismiss the managers' class action claims, saying that, like the plaintiffs in Dukes, the female employees had failed to demonstrate that the alleged pay discrepancy was spurred by a companywide policy....
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