Monthly Archives: June 2011

Supreme Court Rejects Class Certification in Employment Discrimation Case Against Wal-Mart

The U.S. Supreme Court this week reversed class certification in the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes case by a 5-4 split decision. The justices unanimously held that Rule 23(b)(2) cannot be used to certify a class seeking an award of

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Supreme Court Rejects “Loss Causation” Requirement to Certify Securities Classes

Recent class action jurisprudence has been increasingly permissive toward courts considering the merits at the class certification stage. This week, however, the Supreme Court placed a firm limit on this practice, unanimously striking down a Fifth Circuit rule requiring securities

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Court Denies Class Certification to Female Plaintiff Seeking to Represent Purchasers of Male Enhancement Product

Can a disappointed purchaser of a male sexual enhancement product be an appropriate class representative in a lawsuit against the manufacturer if that purchaser happens to be female? Not according to a recent decision from the Southern District of California.

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