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Big win for Wal-Mart at Supreme Court

In a move that stops what would have been the largest employment discrimination class action in the nation’s history, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that 1.5 million current and former Wal-Mart employees cannot be certified as a class, and that Wal-Mart has the right to individually litigate back pay claims made by female employees who claim they were systematically paid and promoted less than men.

The 27-page ruling in Wal-Mart v. Dukes is fairly complex, and not very surprising to those who saw or read about oral arguments in the case. We’ll parse the ruling, as well as the three other opinions handed down by the Court Monday, and bring you all the details on Lawyers USA online.

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