Wal-Mart seeks Supreme Court hearing on discrimination suit

Wal-Mart is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by a lower court permitting a huge class action discrimination suit against the retailer. The court will be asked to decide whether the retailer can reasonably be asked to face a class action suit brought by more than a million people in case where damages could run in excess of $1 billion. "This is the big one that will set the standards for all other class actions," said Robin Conrad, executive vice president of the National Chamber Litigation Center.

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