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Merck Aims To Sink Cert In $250M Sex Bias Class Action

Law360, Clifton, N.J. (December 5, 2017, 4:00 PM EST) -- Merck & Co. Inc. urged a New Jersey federal court Monday to knock down a class certification bid from female former sales representatives in their $250 million gender discrimination suit against the company, saying their actual claims have nothing to do with the purported class theory.

That theory is based on allegations that four compensation policies foster and perpetuate gender disparities within the pharmaceutical giant, but Merck said the record shows that the plaintiffs are challenging specific decisions by their managers, not general policies or practices....
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