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Divided 9th Circuit Allows Gender Bias Class To Proceed
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by David Eldreth

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) In a 6-5 vote, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on April 26 allowed claims that the nation's largest retailer discriminated against female employees solely based on their gender to proceed as a class action lawsuit... Read More

Foley & Lardner Alert: Supreme Court Raises Bar For Class Action Plaintiffs In Wal-Mart v. Dukes
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by Foley & Lardner LLP

On June 20, 2011, the United States Supreme Court sided with Wal-Mart in a long-awaited decision regarding standards that apply to class action cases. The new opinion makes it harder for plaintiffs to obtain class certification [ Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes... Read More

U.S. High Court to Hear Wal-Mart Gender Discrimination Suit
Posted on 7 Dec 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 6 agreed to consider only one question in the appeal filed by Walmart seeking to overturn a California federal judge's decision to certify a class of more than 1 million current and... Read More

Duane Morris Alert: Supreme Court, In Wal-Mart Employment Discrimination Case, Changes Landscape Of Class Action Litigation
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

On June 20, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes ( an enhanced version of the opinion is available to subscribers. ), which overturned certification of a class of 1.5 million current and former female... Read More

Wal-Mart v. Dukes Is No Death Blow To Women's Rights In The Workplace
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by Jon Hyman

Jon Hyman I thought that I had my final say on Wal-Mart v. Dukes yesterday . Then, I read more of the commentary on the decision. For example, this clip from MSNBC argued that the Wal-Mart case marks the end of women's equality in the workplace... Read More

7 Key Points From The Supreme Court's Wal-Mart v. Dukes Class Action Opinion
Posted on 22 Jun 2011 by Jon Hyman

Jon Hyman Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed the certification of the class action in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes . Recall that Dukes sought the certification of a nationwide class of 1.5 million female Wal-Mart employees allegedly... Read More

Sports Law Blog: Gender Participation Issues Related To Sports - Title IX Of The Education Amendments Of 1972
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by William H. Glover Jr.

By William H. Glover, Jr. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting gender discrimination in athletic programs at institutions that receive federal funds. The penalty for failure to comply with Title IX can be to lose... Read More

N.Y. Lawsuit: Citigroup Used Recession To Fire Women
Posted on 15 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Citigroup was accused in a lawsuit Wednesday of using companywide layoffs during the recent financial turmoil to purge its work force of scores of female employees to save the jobs of less-qualified men. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District... Read More

Court: Wal-Mart To Face Massive Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – (AP) A sharply divided federal appeals court on Monday exposed Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to billions of dollars in legal damages when it ruled a massive class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination over pay for female workers can... Read More

Massachusetts Woman Files $100M Lawsuit Against Cigna
Posted on 3 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) An employee of Cigna Healthcare Inc. has filed a $100 million federal lawsuit claiming the health insurer engages in a widespread pattern of gender discrimination and harassment against women. Contracting manager Bretta Karp of Shrewsbury... Read More

Fox News Sued Over Reporter's Bias Charges
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal authorities are suing the Fox News Network for allegedly retaliating against a reporter after she complained about unequal pay and job conditions based on her gender and age. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission... Read More