Wal-Mart Ruling Could Wreak Havoc On Employers

Law360, New York (April 27, 2010, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court's long-awaited ruling Monday that a class of as many as 1 million female employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may pursue the largest gender discrimination action in U.S. history could expose corporate employers to a proliferation of high-stakes class actions, legal experts said.

In a 6-5 ruling, an 11-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s certification of a class of female current Wal-Mart employees with respect to their claims for injunctive relief, declaratory relief...
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