Wal-Mart v. Dukes could help Comcast’s, Amgen’s Supreme Court cases

Class certification is the key issue in cases against cable and biotech companies

Last year’s landmark Wal-Mart case could help two other companies facing class action lawsuits in the Supreme Court today.

In Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, the high court on June 20, 2011, rejected class certification for a lawsuit in which plaintiffs sought to represent more than 1.5 million women Wal-Mart employees who claimed the retailer discriminated against them in pay and promotions. The court said the members of the proposed class held different jobs nationwide with different supervisors and thus didn’t have enough in common to constitute a single class.

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