Judge OKs $17.5M Settlement in Wal-Mart Case

A federal judge in Little Rock, Ark., has approved a $17.5 million settlement of a class-action discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A federal judge in Little Rock, Ark., has approved a $17.5 million settlement of a class-action discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores here.

The retailer in February said it had reached a settlement in the case, which charged that Wal-Mart turned away black applicants for truck-driving positions. Wal-Mart denied any unlawful discrimination.

The settlement includes job placement for 23 drivers who sued the company and for the retailer to put a

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