The women claiming that Wal-Mart discriminated against them in wages and promotional opportunities may still get their day in court. As Blooomberg reports, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer had indicated reason for optimism about having the class action status certified in California.
In a seminal ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the national class action certification. The argument was that the company operated on a decentralized basis and therefore store managers couldn't have colluded to discriminate against women.
Plaintiffs in Texas are also pursuing, as are those in California, a state-based class action status.
This lawsuit has been knocking around for 11 years.