Wal-Mart Employees Say Gender Bias Suit Not Time-Barred

Law360, Los Angeles (November 13, 2013, 4:07 PM EST) -- Female employees trying to revive class claims accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of gender discrimination argued to the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday that the precedent under which their regional suit was tossed is no longer applicable amid intervening high court cases.

Plaintiffs said a district court judge wrongly ruled that their class claims were barred by a statute of limitations due to the Sixth Circuit's 1988 decision in Andrews v. Orr, which established that class members couldn't benefit from tolling provided to individual claims.

The female workers...
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Case Information

Case Title

Cheryl Phipps, et al v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Case Number



Appellate - 6th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3442 Civil Rights: Jobs

Date Filed

September 11, 2013

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