Tag: Wal-Mart

US Supreme Court grants certiorari in Dukes v. Wal-Mart

December 6, 2010 by

This morning, on December 6, 2010, the US Supreme Court granted certiorari in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart case on the first question raised in the petition (whether Rule 23(b)(2) certification may include monetary remedies) and a second question that the court fashioned (whether class certification under Rule 23(b)(2) is consistent with Rule 23(a).  In Dukes

Dukes v. Wal-Mart; Employees file opposition to Wal-Mart’s Petition for Certiorari

October 26, 2010 by

As mentioned previously on this blog, in September 2010, Wal-Mart filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart certifying a class of more than a million current and former female workers who allege they were discriminated against. On October 21, 2010, the counsel for the

Ninth Circuit Reaffirms the Standard of Review for Class Certification in Dukes v. Wal-Mart

June 17, 2010 by

In Betty Dukes v. Wal-Mart, Inc., 603 F.3d 571 (9th Cir. 2010), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the certification of a class of female Wal-Mart employees who alleged that Wal-Mart discriminated against them in compensation and promotions.  The Dukes decision is newsworthy because it is the largest gender discrimination class ever certified.  Because of this, and because commentators suggest that there are substantial

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