U.S. Supreme Court

High Court Drops Wal-Mart Disability Case

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The U.S. Supreme Court has dropped a case from its docket in which an injured Wal-Mart worker contended she should been given preference for an open position.

The case was dismissed apparently because it has settled, SCOTUSblog reports. Oral arguments would have been held this spring, according to Dow Jones Newswires.

The suit by Pam Huber had claimed Wal-Mart should have given her a job as a router, which paid $12.50 an hour, after she became injured on the job and was no longer able to earn $13 an hour filling orders at a distribution center. Instead the company offered Huber a job as a janitor at $6.20 an hour.

The St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled the company was required only to allow Huber to compete for the router job.

The case was Huber v. Wal-Mart Stores.

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