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Future of class actions in Supreme Court’s hands
Wal-Mart case tests just when class plaintiffs are ‘similar' enough
When the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes, it will not only decide whether more than 1.5 million female Wal-Mart workers can proceed as a class in a gender bias lawsuit, but also another issue: just how similar must plaintiffs' claims be in order to certify a class action?