High Court May Overhaul Class Standards In Wal-Mart

Law360, New York (December 6, 2010, 11:35 AM EST) -- In taking up Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s challenge of certification of the largest sex discrimination suit in history, the U.S. Supreme Court will clarify the standards class plaintiffs must meet if they are seeking back pay, and potentially have a major impact on how class actions are litigated, attorneys say.

The high court agreed Monday to hear Wal-Mart's bid to overturn the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's decision to uphold certification of a class of potentially more than 1 million women, sparking hope among...
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