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Bloomberg News reports that a San Francisco federal appeals court has agreed to review a lower court ruling that permitted a gender discrimination suit against Walmart to be given class action status, representing as many as two million current and past female employees of the company.

The original suit was filed in San Francisco in 2001 on behalf of six women, was expanded by a federal judge in 2004 to include 1.6 million women, and then was expanded again in 2007 to include up to two million women.

The story notes that this is a suit that Walmart has not settled, despite the fact that the retailer “agreed to pay as much as $640 million in December to settle 63 federal and state class actions claiming the company cheated hourly workers and forced them to work through breaks.”

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