Rolling Back Pay? Pregaming Next Week’s Big Discrimination Argument.
Professor Deborah Hensler is quoted in the Wall Street Journal on Wal-Mart’s sexual discrimination litigation case and where the U.S. Supreme Court typically stands on class action lawsuits. Ashby Jones reports :
Next Tuesday, down at One First St., N.E., arguably the most important sex-discrimination case to hit the Supreme Court in many years will receive a full airing.
It’s hard to know exactly how the justices will rule, but one thing seems sure: the opinion that ultimately comes down later this year in the Wal-Mart v. Dukes case will likely dramatically alter the face of sex-discrimination litigation going forward.
So how will the case ultimately go? One would have to suspect that we’re looking at a 5-4 decision in Wal-Mart’s favor. “The court’s majority has been hostile to class actions,” Stanford Law Professor Deborah Hensler told the LAT.