Wal-Mart Wants High Court To Settle Class Cert. Split

Law360, New York (August 25, 2010, 6:21 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court ignored existing rules for class certification and created a three-way circuit split on certification issues in in granting class status to more than 1 million female employees, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Wednesday in seeking high court intervention.

According to a petition for a writ of certiorari filed Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ignored high court precedent when it certified a class of current and former female Wal-Mart employees pursuing injunctive relief, declaratory...
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