Wal-Mart Women Get Their Day In Court

On September 25, 2012, a trial level federal court in Northern California denied Wal-Mart’s motion to dismiss a statewide class action suit whose nationwide sibling was defeated by a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling last year.

See Supreme Court Rules for Wal-Mart

Judge Charles R. Breyer, of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, gave the green light for California women to proceed with their pay and promotion discrimination claim against Wal-Mart and its subsidiary Sam’s Club.

See Dukes Not Dead – the Wal-Mart Class Action Continues

Plaintiffs’ counsel Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates, said

The women of Wal-Mart have been waiting for more than a decade for their day in court. Sex discrimination in pay and promotion hurts lives and families. We applaud the decision giving our clients the green light to prove their claims.

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Victoria Pynchon

Attorney-mediator Victoria Pynchon is a panelist with ADR Services, Inc. Ms. Pynchon was awarded her LL.M Degree in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute in May of 2006, after 25 years of complex commercial litigation practice, with sub-specialties in intellectual property, securities fraud, antitrust, insurance coverage, consumer class actions and all… MORE >

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