Dukes Bars Construction Workers' Race Bias Class: 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 6:19 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday cited the U.S. Supreme Court's Dukes ruling in decertifying two classes of employees, finding their claims of racial discrimination at a construction company weren't enough to show common injury because the supervisors were allowed individual discretion in handling workers.

A three-judge panel found that the plaintiffs — a group of black employees claiming their superintendents at Walsh Construction Co. had either discriminated against them or tolerated a racially hostile environment against them — were similar to the plaintiffs in Wal-mart Stores...
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