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Citing Dukes, 9th Circuit overturns class certification in wage and hour case

Decision demonstrates Dukes’ impact on employment class action cases

The 9th Circuit issued a decision earlier this week that could greatly impact wage and hour litigation going forward.

In Wang v. Chinese Daily News, the 9th Circuit on March 4 overturned the class certification of a wage and hour dispute, citing the landmark 2011 Supreme Court case Dukes v. Wal-Mart. In that case, the high court found that a lower court had improperly certified a class of 1.5 million female Wal-Mart employees who claimed the retailer’s policies and practices were discriminatory toward women.

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