Wal-Mart Says New Sex Bias Action Fails Dukes Standard

Law360, New York (March 6, 2012, 7:42 PM EST) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. argued Monday that a new proposed class of more than 50,000 female employees accusing the big-box retailer of discriminatory practices is too broad to satisfy the high court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, which requires class members to face a common injury.

In a motion filed in Texas federal court, the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer sought to toss plaintiff Stephanie Odle’s class claims, arguing that her suit alleges the same general gender stereotyping claims that the U.S. Supreme Court rejected in its...
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