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  • The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled for August 8 a hearing on Wal-Mart’s motion to overturn the ruling by a San Francisco judge that a gender discrimination suit be granted class action status.

    If the original ruling holds, it will mean that as many as 1.6 million current and former female Wal-Mart employees will be represented in the suit, which would be the largest civil rights case targeting a single company.

    Wal-Mart says that its policies do not discriminate against women, and that the class action is “unmanageable.”

KC's View:
Gee, you’d think that the potential of 1.6 million individual cases would be a lot more unmanageable.

But maybe that’s just an illusion.