Wal-Mart Workers Ask High Court To Affirm Class

Law360, New York (February 22, 2011, 8:53 PM EST) -- Plaintiffs in a massive discrimination case against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to uphold a lower court's award of class certification, arguing that overturning the decision would "dismantle several fundamental pillars" of employment discrimination class action jurisprudence.

The plaintiffs in the closely watched case, which centers on claims that Wal-Mart engaged in pay and promotion discrimination based on gender, said in a brief that ruling in the company's favor would preclude certification in all but the smallest employment discrimination cases....
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