U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Wal-Mart's Appeal of Sixth Circuit Decision Reviving Phipps v. Wal-Mart Class Action
February 29, 2016
On February 29, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Wal-Mart's petition for certiorari seeking to challenge the Sixth Circuit's July 2015 decision to revive a regional gender bias suit brought by a group of female employees after the decertification of the nationwide Dukes class.
The case, captioned Phipps, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., challenges sex discrimination in pay and promotion practices at Wal-Mart stores in the company's Region 43, which includes stores in Tennessee and parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and Mississippi.
The women are represented by Joseph M. Sellers and Christine Webber of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC as well as David Garrison and Scott Tift of Barrett Johnston Martin & Garrison LLC.