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Reuters reports that Walmart has gone to court to try to block an effort by woman to refile a gender discrimination lawsuit against the company, saying that their efforts are at odds with last year’s US Supreme Court decision that dismantled a class action suit on behalf of up to 1.5 million current and former employees.

According to the story, “The Wal-Mart workers filed a reformulated lawsuit in a San Francisco federal court in October, saying they were confining their allegations to California. The lawsuit is part of a strategy to bring more narrowly tailored class actions.

“But in a motion to dismiss filed late on Monday, Wal-Mart said the smaller proposed class action actually seeks to cover all women who were employed at any Walmart in any region that included a California store. Read literally, that would include most states west of the Mississippi River, Wal-Mart argued.”
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