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Future of class actions in U.S. Supreme Court’s hands (access required)

When the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case 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 lawsuit alleging that the company systemically paid them less than male employees. The Court will also decide a broader, hotly contested legal issue: just how similar must plaintiffs' claims be in order for a case to be certified as a class action? The answer will have far-reaching implications.

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