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Civil Procedure Keyed to Hazard
Wal-Mar Stores, Inc. v. Dukes
Citation:564 U.S. 338, 131 S.Ct. 2541, 180 L.Ed.2d 374 (2011)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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Three current and former female Wal-Mart employees (Plaintiffs) sued Wal-Mart (Defendant) for employment discrimination on the basis of sex. The women alleged the discretion given to local managers over pay and promotion disproportionately harmed all female employees, preventing them from gaining better pay and promotions. The Plaintiffs sought injunctive and monetary relief, and moved to certify the lawsuit as a class action representing approximately one and a half million female employees of Wal-Mart.
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