Wal-Mart Loses Bid To Appeal Ruling On Dukes Bias Claims

Law360, New York (December 10, 2012, 11:54 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday refused to allow Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to appeal an order refusing to dismiss class allegations of gender discrimination against the retailer, saying the appeal would not materially advance the litigation.

U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer denied the retail giant's bid to file an interlocutory appeal of a September order in which Judge Breyer refused to dismiss or strike classwide allegations brought on behalf of a narrowed putative class composed of present and former female Wal-Mart employees. The putative class...
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