Class Certification Upheld In Wal-Mart Sex Bias Case

Law360, New York (December 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a blow to Wal-Mart Stores Inc., a federal appeals court has upheld an earlier decision in a sexual discrimination case that affirmed certification of the largest class in U.S. history. But the court has left open the option for the retail giant to appeal.

In a decision handed down Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, a three-judge panel denied Wal-Mart's petition for a rehearing after finding that a district court acted within its broad discretion in concluding that it would...
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