Put Up Your Dukes: Supreme Court Hands Advertisers New Weapons to Fight Spurious Class Actions

June 2011

Employers are heralding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. __, No. 10-277 (June 20, 2011), which decertified a class of 1.5 million current and former Wal-Mart employees. Although the Dukes plaintiffs alleged gender discrimination, the Court's ruling will have broad impact, and advertisers should take note.

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