Duran V. US Bank: Aftershocks Of Wal-Mart V. Dukes

Law360, New York (February 23, 2012, 12:47 PM ET) -- The aftershocks continue to reverberate from the earthquake that was the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. ___, 131 S.Ct. 2541 (2011).

But in California, Dukes seemed a harder sell. California law typically favors class actions. Most academics revere them, and plaintiffs’ lawyers get all dewy-eyed and liken class actions to a “right” — a rung below voting but still a notch or two above, say, paying taxes.

That just serves to amplify the seismic effect from the decision handed...
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