Citing Dukes, Judge Kills Lockheed Workers' Class Cert. Bid

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 1:01 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday invoked the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes to deny class certification to about 17,000 female Lockheed Martin Corp. employees accusing the defense contractor of pay and promotion discrimination.

U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler said the plaintiffs — who claimed Lockheed Martin discriminated against them by passing them over for promotions and denying them equal pay in violation of New Jersey laws and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act — were asking...
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