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Class Action Law Suits Now a Little Harder to Mount

June 20th, 2011

The Supreme Court this morning ruled in favor of Wal-Mart and determined that the class action lawsuit could not proceed. The ruling is not a decision on the merits of the case only that it could not proceed as a class action. The lawsuit had been filed on behalf of female employees who alleged they had been discriminated against by Wal-Mart.

The high court accepted Wal-Mart’s main argument that the female employees in different jobs at 3,400 different stores nationwide and with different supervisors do not have enough in common to be lumped together in a single class-action lawsuit.

Posted by TempNet’s Corporate Counsel

Neil J. Kuenn
Keeley, Kuenn & Reid
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Chicago, IL 60606

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