Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ninth Circuit Rejects “Wholesale” Certification of Class Action Against Costco

A recent Ninth Circuit decision arguably demonstrates the potential impact of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, reversing class certification in an employment discrimination lawsuit that largely parallels the fact pattern in Wal-Mart. Upon closer examination, however, Wal-Mart’s role in the

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Another Blow to the “Disguised Class Action” Theory

Earlier this year, the Fourth Circuit rejected a bid by a group of pharmacies to refashion an action brought by the West Virginia attorney general as a “disguised class action” filed on behalf of West Virginia citizens. A recent decision

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