Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

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Class Actions: Life After Wal-Mart v. Dukes

July 7, 2011 - On-Line Webinar

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The Wal-Mart v. Dukes decision by the United States Supreme Court to deny class certification to the plaintiffs is a significant legal development. The court analyzed whether social science evidence and subjective decision making by individual managers may support the commonality requirements of Rule 23. The court also discusses whether back pay damages may be included Rule 23(b)(2). What does this mean for other class action suits? Is Wal-Mart unique in its facts? Can sociological and statistical analysis still be used to prove commonality or devise remedies? What does an individualized determination of back pay mean for class actions? Join our panel of experts to discuss how this landmark decision will affect class action discrimination lawsuits and the prospect of ending discrimination in the workplace.  

To view the Supreme Court Decision, decided on June 20, 2011 (Click Here

To view the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (Click Here

Program Powerpoint Presentation (Click Here)

Our panel for this webinar program includes: (CLICK ON NAME FOR BIO)

Elise M. Bloom, Partner, Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Department and Co-Head of the Class/Collective Actions Group, Proskauer Rose LLP
Howard M. Erichson, Professor, Expert in Civil Procedure and Complex Litigation, Fordham Law School
Adam Klein (ILR’87), Partner, Chair of the Class Action Practice Group, Outten & Golden LLP

Thursday, July 7, 2011
1:00 – 2:00 pm

1.0 CLEs – Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

Co-sponsored by: Proskauer Rose LLP