Wal-Mart Women In Limbo After 1st Post-Dukes Hearing

Law360, New York (July 22, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge cut short a hearing Friday in the epic sex discrimination case against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., leaving plaintiffs in the dark about the next step in the litigation after the U.S. Supreme Court decertified the class of 1.5 million women.

U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer presided over the first courtroom meeting in the case since the Supreme Court's June 20 ruling but drew the hearing to a close nine minutes after it started, saying he would take the parties' concerns under consideration....
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