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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 2011 U.S. LEXIS 4567 (June 20, 2011)

LexisNexis Overview: Employees' Title VII sex discrimination class action claims against a nationwide employer could not be certified under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(a)(2) due to lack of commonality; the employees did not offer adequate proof that the employer operated under a general policy of discrimination...

90,000 Women Claim Wal-Mart Discriminated Against Them

Back in June, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a class of 1.5 million women could not pursue gender discrimination claims together against Wal-Mart because they lacked a common injury. If, at first, you don't succeed, file this Complaint in California on behalf of a class of only...

Fulbright's 9th Annual Litigation Trends Survey: Litigation Bounces Back; Regulation Hits High

Companies in the United States and United Kingdom dealt with more litigation while regulatory investigations reached a five-year high, according to Fulbright's 9 th Annual Litigation Trends Survey . After a one-year decline, litigation rose to 2010 levels as businesses on both sides of the Atlantic...

The Legal and Ethical Issues of the Class Action “Pick Off”

Have you heard that the new owner of the Cleveland Browns has gotten himself into a bit of legal trouble? It's alleged that Jimmy Haslem's other business, Pilot Flying J, defrauded trucking companies of fuel rebates. In an effort to head-off a stream of civil lawsuits, Mr. Haslam has been...