LAKELAND, Fla. -- A judge in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Fla., ruled last week that a sexual discrimination lawsuit filed against Publix Super Markets here could proceed as a class action suit. Barry Goldstein, a principal with the firm representing the plaintiffs, said a trial date will likely be set for June or July 1997. In the meantime, the parties are scheduled to begin court-ordered mediation this June, he told SN. Howard Jenkins, chairman and chief executive officer of Publix, in ...

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