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Wal-Mart v. Dukes: Supreme Court reverses Ninth Circuit, clarifies class certification standards

USA - June 23 2011 On June 20, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. __ (2011).

George Chikovani, John M. Grenfell, Karen M. Harkins, Paula M. Weber

Major Ninth Circuit decision sets out standards for class certification

USA - June 3 2010 On April 26, 2010, a closely divided Ninth Circuit issued its long-awaited en banc decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., an action on behalf of a nationwide class of female Wal-Mart employees alleging gender discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

George Chikovani, John M. Grenfell