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United States Supreme Court Limits Class Actions

In a landmark victory for employers, in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes [pdf] the United States Supreme Court threw out a sweeping sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., ruling Monday that the 1.6 million women allegedly victimized had too little in common to form a single class of plaintiffs.  As Jess Bravin and Ann Zimmerman … Continue Reading

The Demise Of Employment Class Actions?

The United States Supreme Court issued a decision in AT&T Mobility v. Conception, that the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) prohibits states from conditioning the enforceability of arbitration agreements on the availability of class arbitration.  Prior to this ruling, many courts had refused to enforce employment and consumer arbitration agreements which waived class actions.  This week’s … Continue Reading