Corrections Dept. Invokes Dukes After Bias Suit Loss

Law360, New York (July 14, 2011, 7:11 PM EDT) -- The Connecticut Department of Correction on Thursday moved to decertify a class of female job applicants, citing the recent decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., shortly after a judge decided the agency's physical fitness test for correctional officers discriminated against women.

In a motion, the department claimed that a January 2010 class certification ruling could no longer stand following the U.S. Supreme Court's June 20 decision in Dukes, which invalidated a class of roughly 1 1/2 million women in a closely watched gender discrimination case....
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