Labor Groups Urge Justices To Uphold Wal-Mart Class

Law360, New York (March 1, 2011, 7:09 PM EST) -- The AFL-CIO and two other labor groups asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to uphold class certification in a historic sex bias fight against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., saying the plaintiffs meet the commonality requirement for certification.

The plaintiffs satisfy the commonality requirement in Rule 23(a)(2) because they raise a plausible legal question as to whether Wal-Mart discriminated against the class on a storewide basis, claimed the amicus brief filed by the AFL-CIO, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and Change to Win....
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