High Court Denies Post-Dukes Wal-Mart Gender Bias Appeal
By Vin Gurrieri (February 29, 2016, 2:22 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Wal-Mart's appeal of a Sixth Circuit decision that revived a regional gender bias suit brought by a group of female employees after the decertification of the nationwide Dukes class.
The high court without comment denied Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s November petition for certiorari, which had sought to challenge the Sixth Circuit's July decision to revive a Tennessee area suit claiming the discount retailer discriminates against female employees with wages and promotions.
The justices' order nixing Wal-Mart's cert bid lets stand the appellate court's finding that the plaintiffs' claims were not time-barred.
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