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Employee, retailer settle bias dispute

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Associated Press / January 15, 2008

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed a case brought by a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employee who alleged the company had discriminated against her after she was disabled in an on-the-job accident.

The court said the case was dismissed under Rule 46.1, which provides for dismissals when both parties agree to settle a dispute.

"The Huber case has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties," Wal-Mart spokeswoman Sharon Weber said. Details of the settlement are confidential, she added.

At issue in the case was how far employers under the Americans with Disabilities Act must go to accommodate disabled employees.

Pam Huber, who still works at Wal-Mart, was injured in April 2001 while employed as an order filler in a Wal-Mart distribution center in Clarksville, Ark.

She applied for a different position at equivalent pay, but didn't get the job.

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