Wal-Mart Discrimination Suit Gets Green Light

Law360, New York (June 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s attempt to dispense with a lawsuit charging it with racial discrimination stemming from a black employee's 2005 resignation failed Thursday when a federal judge in Seattle ruled that the former employee's complaint merits a full trial.

Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington held that Robert C. Willis, a black, Austrian-born former service manager at the tire station of a Wal-Mart in Renton, Washington deserved to have a jury hear his charges that his boss...
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