When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes this summer, defense lawyers hailed it as a class action – killer. The blockbuster decision decertified a massive gender discrimination lawsuit against one of the nation’s largest private employers. And as predicted, many judges have relied on Dukes to dismiss class actions across the country. But plaintiffs lawyers have been able to limit the ruling’s impact in a number of cases.
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