A New York judge has given the go-ahead for a class-action lawsuit against KPMG by female employees claiming gender discrimination by the firm.

KPMG had filed a motion last February to dismiss the case as well as the class-action claims and individual claims, citing the Supreme Court’s 2011 ruling in a case involving Wal-Mart female employees who had also sued the retailer for gender discrimination. In that case, the Supreme Court had ruled against giving the case class certification, saying the plaintiffs did not have enough in common to constitute a class.

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