9th Circ. Reversal In Dukes V. Wal-Mart Unlikely: Attys

Law360, New York (October 13, 2009, 2:27 PM EDT) -- Lawyers are eagerly awaiting the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's pending en banc decision on class certification in a pay discrimination case that pits Wal-Mart Stores Inc. against 1.5 million female workers, but few expect the full panel to reverse what they consider a grave error in judgment by the court.

A majority of Ninth Circuit judges voted in favor of a rehearing in February, two years after a three-judge panel of the appeals court upheld the U.S. District Court for the Northern...
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