Costco Says Class Claims In Sex Bias Action Still Fall Short

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT) -- Costco Wholesale Corp. on Friday told a California federal court that a proposed 700-woman class accusing the company of sex discrimination can’t be certified, despite the plaintiffs’ revision of their complaint in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal Dukes ruling.

Costco asked the court to hold that the class claims should be eliminated and that the case should proceed only as to plaintiffs Shirley Ellis, Leah Horstman and Elaine Sasaki, who either work or worked for Costco.

The plaintiffs pitched a nationwide class and accused...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs


Edward M. Chen

Date Filed

August 17, 2004

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