Supreme Retailer, Supreme Class, Supreme Court

Law360, New York (February 28, 2011, 11:18 AM EST) -- On Dec. 6, 2010, in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes, the Supreme Court agreed to conduct a limited review of a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in which the Ninth Circuit affirmed class certification in what is reported to be the world’s largest class action.

Wal-Mart petitioned for review on two issues but the court’s order granting certiorari limited review to one of Wal-Mart’s and one of its own. Wal-Mart’s issue is “whether claims for monetary relief can be certified...
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