Supreme Court to hear Wal-Mart gender discrimination, global warming cases

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in Wal-Mart v. Dukes [docket; cert. petition, PDF], a massive gender discrimination class action lawsuit. The issues are (1) whether claims for monetary relief can be certified under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(b)(2) [text] and, if so, under what circumstances; and (2) whether the class certification ordered under rule 23(b)(2) was consistent with rule 23(a). The case was filed in 2001 by…

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