Dukes: Lessons In Corporate Culture, Vulnerability

Law360, New York (December 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- On Dec. 11, 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a modified opinion in the largest sex discrimination class action in United States history, Dukes v. Wal-Mart Inc., Case Number 04-16688.

In Dukes, a split three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit reaffirmed the outcome of its February decision affirming class certification.

However, the majority modified its ruling, clearing the way for a reduction of the number of class members while also clarifying its holding approving class certification.

The modification rendered moot Wal-Mart’s...
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