It's a little difficult not to think something out of the ordinary is going on when a company faces a lawsuit that could take in excess of $1 billion to settle.
That suit, of course, is the highly publicized gender-discrimination action now pending against Wal-Mart Stores. Actually, the suit was filed two years ago. The new development is that it has been certified as a class action. (Page 6.) That means Wal-Mart won't be able to fight a multi-front war against a host of scattered cla