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Reuters reports that the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has upheld lower court rulings in favor of Walmart in a case that had immigrant janitors accusing the retailer of "unfair labor practices, encouraging illegal immigration and locking them in stores at night and on weekends."

The ruling "blocked the workers from suing as a class and rejected their claims that Wal-Mart acquiesced in illegal work conditions ... noting they worked in 180 different stores in 33 U.S. states, for 70 different contractors and subcontractors, and for varying hours and wages." The judges said that a corporate conspiracy had not been proven by the plaintiffs.
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