Court Rules Wal-Mart Case Should Go To Trial

Law360, New York (February 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will face a jury over its allegedly discriminatory hiring practices after an appeals court this week overturned an earlier ruling that dismissed the case.

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission could pursue its suit against Wal-Mart for allegedly refusing to hire cerebral palsy sufferer Steven Bradley six years ago.

The Eighth Circuit Court reversed the ruling of the U.S. District Court in Missouri, which granted summary judgment to Wal-Mart in August 2005 after finding...
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