Court Nixes Class Cert In Mich. Sex Bias Suit

Law360, New York (June 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Reversing a lower court decision, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled that discrimination claims brought by nearly 600 men against the state's Department of Human Services cannot proceed as a class action.

The case, first filed in May 2006 on behalf of male employees at the department, claims the agency has consistently denied men who are racial and ethnic minorities promotions to management positions.

In a decision issued Thursday, the state appeals court reversed a lower court ruling granting the plaintiffs' motion for class certification,...
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