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High Court Handling Of Wal-Mart Appeal Will Have Wider Implications

Publication Date: 
November 29, 2010
Los Angeles Times
David G. Savage

Professor Deborah R. Hensler is quoted by the Los Angeles Times in the following story on a Supreme Court case involving Walmart and its effect on future class-action lawsuits:

The court is likely to announce as soon as Monday whether it will hear the retail giant's appeal asserting that a single lawsuit cannot speak for more than 1.5 million employees.

Business lawyers and civil rights advocates are closely following the Wal-Mart case for its implications for class-action litigation.


"If the Supreme Court takes this case, it will signal this business-friendly court is hostile to class actions against corporate defendants," said Stanford Law School professor Deborah Hensler, an expert on civil litigation.