Merck $250M Sex Bias Suit Not Another Dukes, Plaintiffs Say

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs in a $250 million gender bias class action against Merck & Co. Inc. challenged the drugmaker's portrayal of their case as another Wal-Mart v. Dukes, saying Monday that their claims of companywide discriminatory policies are enough to support class allegations.

The plaintiffs said in a memorandum opposing the drugmaker's bid to strike class allegations that their lawsuit is not like the Wal-Mart v. Dukes gender bias case, which led to a landmark 2011 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that affected class certification of discrimination suits. In...
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