Class Certification Denied In Wal-Mart Case

Law360, New York (June 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The court overseeing multidistrict litigation over Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s wage-and-hour practices denied a bid to certify classes of employees from four states, writing that resolving the plaintiffs' claims would necessitate particularized inquiries into their respective allegations.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Philip M. Pro signed off on a 35-page order denying a motion to certify classes in four “first phase” cases that would have covered workers from Alaska, Nevada, Delaware and South Dakota.

The court said it wasn't persuaded that common issues predominated over questions affecting...
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