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Wal-Mart Regional Class Suit Won’t Get High Court Review

March 3, 2016, 5:00 AM

Denying a petition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 29 declined to review a federal appeals court ruling that allows a regional sex discrimination class action to proceed against the retailer (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Phipps, U.S., 15-597, review denied 2/29/16).

Without comment, the justices left intact a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruling that three female Wal-Mart employees who formerly were part of a nationwide sex bias class lawsuit that the Supreme Court vacated could pursue a class action on behalf of a more geographically limited group of former and current...

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