Wal-Mart Women Say Outdated Precedent Nixed Class Claims

Law360, New York (November 2, 2012, 4:09 PM EDT) -- Maintaining that the dismissal of class claims against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in a sex bias suit lodged in Texas by former Dukes class members was based on precedent that was superseded by recent Supreme Court decisions, the plaintiffs sought permission on Thursday to appeal the ruling. 

The plaintiffs are asking the court to certify for interlocutory appeal U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor's Oct. 15 ruling dismissing the claims as time-barred, which held that the class claims could not benefit from the Supreme Court’s 1974 decision in American...
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