120px-US_DC_NorCal_svg.pngBy Courtney Bohl and Laura J. Maechtlen

We previously blogged about Judge Charles R. Breyer’s September 21, 2012 Order denying Wal-Mart’s motion to dismiss the fourth amended complaint in the continuing saga of Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 3:01-CV-02252 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 21, 2012). In the September 21 Order, Judge Breyer refused to dismiss Plaintiffs’ fourth amended complaint

Continue Reading Plaintiffs’ Claims In Wal-Mart Survive To See The Light Of Another Day – Court Denies Wal-Mart’s Request For Interlocutory Appeal

mortgage contract.jpgBy Lynn Kappelman and Chris Palamountain

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has joined a growing chorus of courts willing to apply the Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), beyond the employment class action context. In Barrett v. Option One Mort. Corp., Case No. 08-10157, 2012 WL 4076465

Continue Reading Neither A Borrower Class Nor An Employee Class Be: Court Decertifies Mortgage Borrower Class In Light Of Wal-Mart v. Dukes

light bulb.bmpBy Tracy Billows, Jonathan C. Grey, and David Kadue

As we have noted in previous blog postings (read here and here) the plaintiffs’ class action bar continues to look for ways to work around the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011). A prime example of these tactics

Continue Reading Wal-Mart And McReynolds: Applying Class Action Tactics To Develop Defensible Workplace Policies