A San Francisco federal judge granted class-action status to a sexual discrimination case against Wal-Mart that could now involve up to 1.6 million female employees and former employees. Wal-Mart denied that it favored men over women in its employment practices and said it would appeal the judge's ruling, which it added "has absolutely nothing to do with the merits of the case." The appeal could mean it will be at least a year before any trial begins. Click here to watch a video from NBC on the judge's ruling.
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