Employers Struck Fewer Bias Deals In Dukes' Wake: Report

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 5:48 PM EST) -- Heightened class certification standards ushered in by the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Dukes decision has forced plaintiffs attorneys to overhaul litigation strategies and emboldened employers who settled fewer discrimination class actions in 2012 than in years past, according to a Seyfarth Shaw LLP report released Monday.

Employers settled fewer discrimination class actions than at any time over the past decade and for a fraction of the cost experienced from 2006 to 2011, Seyfarth Shaw's annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report said.

Led by Dolgencorp Inc.'s $22...
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