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May 2010

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Ninth Circuit sets certification, damages standards in massive Walmart class action

Affirming certification in the largest sex discrimination suit ever brought, the en banc court set standards that plaintiff attorneys say could have a significant impact on the class action landscape. Issues included how much evidence a trial court must consider during a certification hearing and the appropriateness of monetary damages in cases seeking injunctive relief. Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

 

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