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U.S. JUDGE DISMISSES `COMPARABLE WORTH’ SUIT

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California did not deliberately underpay thousands of secretaries, nurses, clerks and other women workers, a federal judge ruled in dismissing the country's largest "comparable worth" lawsuit.

Wednesday's ruling dealt what could be a fatal blow to the lawsuit filed on behalf of 60,000 or more past and present women employees by the California State Employees' Association, which claimed the state deliberately discriminated against women in setting salaries.The union was "shocked and disappointed" by the ruling, President Margaret Dean said in a statement.