A petition for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court was filed August 25, 2010 in the Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. class action. The class seeks billions of dollars under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, claiming that Wal-Mart’s managers intentionally engaged in gender discrimination. The case was discussed more fully in Expect Focus, Vol. II Spring 2009. The questions framed by the petition are: (i) whether claims for monetary relief can be certified under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(2); and (ii) whether the certification conformed to the requirements of Title VII, the Due Process Clause, the Seventh Amendment, the Rules Enabling Act, and Federal Rule 23. The petition for certiorari has been fully briefed (including multiple amicus briefs), and has been distributed for the Court’s November 23 conference. Jorden Burt will continue to monitor the Dukes case for developments.