Employers Brace For More Mini-Class Actions After Dukes

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT) -- With female Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employees launching a third high-profile regional discrimination suit Tuesday on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's decertification of a massive nationwide class, attorneys say national employers should be prepared for an increase in similar coordinated regional class actions.

The Supreme Court's June 2011 Wal-Mart v. Dukes ruling nixed the certification of a class of 1.5 million female employees, but the plaintiffs quickly amended their original suit accusing the retail giant of sex discrimination to include only women in Wal-Mart's California...
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Case Title

Dukes et al v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


Case Number

3:01-cv-02252

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

Judge

Charles R. Breyer

Date Filed

June 8, 2001


Case Title

Odle v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc


Case Number

3:11-cv-02954

Court

Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Employment

Judge

Reed C O'Connor

Date Filed

October 28, 2011


Case Title

Phipps et al v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


Case Number

3:12-cv-01009

Court

Tennessee Middle

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

Judge

Kevin H. Sharp

Date Filed

October 2, 2012

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