Case Study: Dukes V. Wal-Mart

Law360, New York (December 13, 2010, 12:20 PM EST) -- On Dec. 6, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to accept review of Wal-Mart’s petition for certiorari in Dukes, et al., v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The 6-5 en banc decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — reported at 603 F.3d 571 (9th Cir. 2010) — affirmed an earlier class certification order in the largest employment discrimination class action ever certified. The Ninth Circuit upheld an earlier panel decision certifying a class action gender discrimination lawsuit challenging Wal-Mart’s pay and promotions practices....
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