California Federal Judge Allows Amended Class Claims In Dukes To Proceed

California Federal Judge Allows Amended Class Claims In Dukes To Proceed

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Sept. 21 refused to dismiss regionalized class claims of gender discrimination against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. following the 2011 reversal of certification for a nationwide class by the U.S. Supreme Court, finding that the lack of a remand order by the high court does not preclude the plaintiffs from presenting their case to certify a more narrow class (Dukes, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.,  No. 01-02252, N.D. Calif.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135554).

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