"We are pleased with today's positive step in this case. We look forward to presenting our arguments to a larger group of judges and are hopeful they will decide the case should not proceed as a class action.
"It is important to note that the merits of this case have not been considered by the courts, and we believe the experiences alleged by the six individuals who brought this suit are not representative of the experiences of our female associates.
"Walmart is a good place for women to work and fosters female leadership among our associates and in the larger business world."
--Jeff Gearhart, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Walmart