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Ninth Circuit reexamines class certification standards after Dukes v. Walmart
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2011

In Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 19060 (9th Cir. Sept. 16, 2011), the Ninth Circuit reviewed the standards for class certification in an employment class action following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dukes v. Walmart.


Class of 1.5 million female Wal-Mart employees was improperly certified
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • July 13 2011

The United States Supreme Court held that this class of as many as 1.5 million current and former female Wal-Mart employees was improperly certified by the lower court.


Ninth Circuit affirms certification of class in Wal-Mart gender discrimination case
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

The district court certified a class encompassing all women employed by Wal-Mart at any time after December 26, 1998 who claimed gender discrimination under Title VII and who sought injunctive and declaratory relief, back pay and, in a separate opt-out class, punitive damages.


L. Robert Batterman
  • Proskauer Rose LLP

Daniel Werb
  • Proskauer Rose LLP

Wayne D Katz
  • Proskauer Rose LLP

Tony Oncidi
  • Proskauer Rose LLP

Daryn A Grossman
  • Proskauer Rose LLP

Rebecca Felsenthal
  • Proskauer Rose LLP

John P Barry
  • Proskauer Rose LLP