Mealey's Labor & Employment - 5th Circuit: Dukes Successor Case May Proceed, Is Not Time-Barred

NEW ORLEANS - A Texas federal court erred when it determined that a former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. worker's employment discrimination claims, brought after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes (131 S. Ct. 2541 $(2011$); 2011 U.S. LEXIS 4567), were time-barred, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled March 31 (Stephanie Odle v. Wal-Mart Stores, Incorporated, No. 13-10037, 5th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 5958).

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