Wal-Mart Beats Ex-Dukes Members’ Sex Bias Class Claims

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Monday tossed all class claims in the putative sex bias class action of 50,000 female Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employees and former Wal-Mart v. Dukes class members, saying their suit was too late and not protected by tolling statutes.

U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor found the class claims, as well as the individual claims of named plaintiff Stephanie Odle, could not benefit from the Supreme Court’s 1974 decision in American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah, which allowed former class members who...
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