Wal-Mart Says Texas Sex-Bias Class Action Is Time-Barred

Law360, Dallas (October 4, 2012, 9:02 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. argued in Texas federal court Thursday that the claims of a putative class of 50,000 women who allege the retailer discriminated against its female employees expired after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a broader class in Wal-Mart v. Dukes.

Wal-Mart asked U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor to throw out the claims, brought in October 2011 by former members of the Dukes class, that allege women were paid less and wrongly denied promotions. In the 2011 Dukes decision, the Supreme Court held classes...
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