Narrowed Classes: Statistical Differences And Damages

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 1:57 PM EDT) -- In the weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes et al., observers have offered a number of legal insights regarding the verdict’s potential impact on employment class actions in the future.

As analysts of data in employment class actions, we see an additional implication arising from one outcome of the court’s decision on which all observers seem to agree. That is, future class actions will need to be more tightly focused around particular policies or practices, organizational...
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