Betty Dukes, left, shakes hands with Patricia Surgeson as they sit with Edith Arana, right, before a news conference at the Equal Rights Advocates office in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. ... more 
Betty Dukes, left, shakes hands with Patricia Surgeson as they sit with Edith Arana, right, before a news conference at the Equal Rights Advocates office in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. Dukes, Surgeson, and Arana are all plaintiffs in Dukes v. Wal-Mart. A group of current and former female Wal-Mart workers in California have filed the first of an expected series of class action lawsuits alleging the world's largest retailer discriminates against women. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jeff Chiu
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 3:56 PM EDT