Merit and his former law partner, Steve Tinkler, initiated a nationwide class action lawsuit which was filed in Federal District Court in San Francisco, California, in 2001. A coalition of seven law firms was formed to undertake the lawsuit. The class action is national in scope and represents approximately 2 million women, claiming discrimination in promotion and pay perpetrated by Wal-Mart against its female employees since December of 1998.

Following the United States Supreme Court decision to break up the class in 2011, Merit has been participating in ongoing regional class actions against Wal-Mart throughout the country.

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May 24, 2019

Walmart Faces New Legal Battle From Old Pay Bias Claims – Bloomberg

BLOOMBERG – By – Paige Smith and Robert Iafolla

May 9, 2019

Years Later, Women Still Fight Walmart Over Discrimination – Time

TIME MAGAZINE – By Bryce Covert

June 21, 2011

Lawyer_ Wal-Mart Fight Isn’t Over – ABQ Journal

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL

September 4, 2010

Wal-Mart Class Action Timeline – SFNM

THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN


JUNE 2001

Six law firms identify six plaintiffs from the state of California, including Betty Dukes, and file the class action in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.