A federal judge in New Jersey declined last week to give final class certification to a suit by former Wal-Mart janitors over the labor practices of the world's largest retailer. The judge found that, because the 114 putative class members worked for a variety of contractors around the country, and not for Wal-Mart directly, they could not show they were "similarly situated" for class action purposes.
Former Wal-Mart Janitors Denied Class Status in Labor Practices Suit
New Jersey Law Journal
June 30, 2010