Dukes Dooms Class In Whirlpool Mold Case, High Court Told

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT) -- Whirlpool Corp. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to toss the certification of a consumer class action alleging its washing machines accumulate pungent mold, saying the Sixth Circuit decision upholding certification ran counter to the court’s ruling in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

In a petition filed with the high court Sept. 14, Whirlpool claims that because at least 97 percent of all washer buyers never experienced mold problems, the Sixth Circuit erred in upholding class certification in light of the Supreme Court’s Dukes ruling, which...
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