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Wal-Mart may have to pay damages to over a million women in world’s largest class-action lawsuit

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Question: when 500,000 to 1.5 million women collectively have their panties in a wad, does that constitute a class-action lawsuit? Just kidding — this is serious stuff. Today, the Supreme Court will decide whether to allow the largest class-action lawsuit in the history of the United States to move forward. The lawsuit alleges gender discrimination at Wal-Mart stores across the country. The plaintiffs claim that women were systematically paid less than their male counterparts and were denied equal opportunity for career advancement. If the suit moves forward as class-action, there could be billions of dollars at stake for hundreds of thousands of women who believe they were affected by Wal-Mart's discriminatory policies. 

We're talking about Wal-Mart here — the conservative mega-corporation that refuses to carry NC-17 films and notoriously "may refuse to stock music merchandise that may not seem appropriate" yet continues to sell firearms and ammunition after finding itself at the center of controversy in Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine. But I'm sure they're not guilty of systematically upholding antiquated gender norms in the workplace.