Bentonville, Ark. – A regional class-action gender bias suit filed against Wal-Mart Stores in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has reportedly been dismissed. According to Bloomberg, U.S, District Court Judge Robert N. Scola ruled that plaintiffs in the case had missed time limitations to file claims and that their claims were previously rejected in another gender bias case.
The suit, filed last year, alleged that female Wal-Mart employees in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and four other states in the southeastern U.S. were victims of discrimination. The suit was filed after the Supreme Court ruled a national class action gender bias suit could not be filed against Wal-Mart. Last month, a federal court judge in San Francisco dismissed a class action discrimination suit filed against Wal-Mart on behalf of employees in California.