Wal-Mart Can't Skirt Discovery In Dukes Bias Suit

Law360, San Francisco (January 10, 2013, 4:01 PM EST) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. can't avoid providing information on employment practices at 78 stores in Betty Dukes' high-profile class action accusing the discount chain of discriminating against female workers, despite Wal-Mart's protest that producing the information will be a "huge burden," a California federal judge said Thursday.  

Attorneys for Betty Dukes, the former Wal-Mart employee accusing the chain of paying female workers less and limiting their promotion opportunities, asked the defendants to produce the employment practices for 275 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores in three California-based...
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