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US Supreme Court decision re Wal-Mart - analysis (Jun 2011)

On 20 Jun 2011, the US Supreme Court reversed an appeals court's decision to allow a gender discrimination lawsuit to go forward as a class action on behalf of potentially a million current and former employees.  The following articles provide some analysis of the ruling:

 

  • "A broken slingshot", [opinion] Katherine Kimpel, Sanford Wittels & Heisler, in National Law Journal [USA], 11 Jul 2011

 

 

Editorials:

 

 

Response to ruling by plaintiffs' attorneys:

 

"Dukes v. Wal-Mart Plaintiffs Vow to Fight for Justice - Supreme Court Ruling Does Not Decide Merits of Class Action Sex Discrimination Case" [PDF], Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, 20 Jun 2011

 

Response to ruling by Wal-Mart:

 

"Walmart Statements Regarding Supreme Court Ruling in Dukes Case", 20 Jun 2011