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Wal-Mart sex-bias case hits possible court block


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Wal-Mart sex-bias case hits possible court block

MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart on behalf of up to 1.6 million women, and that could make it harder for other workers nationwide to bring class-action claims against large employers.

The 10-year-old lawsuit, argued in lively exchanges at the court Tuesday, claims that Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest employer, favors men over women in pay and promotio...

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