Nationwide Bias Actions Are DOA Post-Dukes

Law360, New York (June 21, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday to undo class certification in the epic sex discrimination suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. signals the end of nationwide employment bias class actions involving all but the most straightforward instances of companywide discrimination, attorneys say.

Now that the Supreme Court has rejected the Wal-Mart class, plaintiffs who allege employers have committed gender and race discrimination on a classwide basis will have to slice their actions, targeting specific supervisors, locations or states, according to attorneys. And even those tailored actions will...
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