Wal-Mart Told To Answer HR Questions Pronto In Dukes Suit

Law360, San Francisco (March 21, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to immediately answer plaintiffs’ questions about critical human resources documents in the gender bias class action brought by former employee Betty Dukes, saying the retail giant had known for months it needed to fork over the information.   

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley also ordered Wal-Mart to produce a witness for deposition next week — not April 4, as the retailer's attorneys offered. However, she allowed the witness to be deposed in Bentonville, Ark., despite...
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