Wal-Mart Beats $20M Age Bias Suit

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday found that an employee who had accused Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of giving older workers undesirable tasks and firing them at a higher rate hadn't offered enough evidence, tossing an age bias suit that had initially sought $20 million.

U.S. District Judge George A. Yanthis granted Wal-Mart’s request for summary judgment, ruling that plaintiff Elsie Crowell hadn't given any statistical evidence to support her claims that the retailer had violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Crowell, who had worked...
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