Toolmaker Hilti Gets Sex Bias Suit Tossed

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT) -- An Oklahoma federal judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit alleging construction products company Hilti Inc. unfairly denied promotions to women, holding that the ex-saleswoman who brought the case failed to show that she was sufficiently qualified to warrant a promotion.

U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizell signed off on an 18-page opinion and order granting Hilti's bid for summary judgment on the four claims raised by plaintiff Ronica Tabor. The ruling comes about a year after the court rejected a class certification bid from Tabor and...
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