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Supreme Court Lets Black Brokers’ Bias Case Against Merrill Proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider an appeal by Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch unit of a ruling that allowed black brokers who accused it of bias to pursue their lawsuit as a class action. Without comment, the …

Walmart Seeks End to Refiled Gender Bias Lawsuit

Women who refiled a gender discrimination lawsuit against Walmart Stores Inc. have failed to come to grips with the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended their nationwide class action against the company, Walmart argued in a court filing. Plaintiffs …

Court Denies Class Action Suit Against American Honda

American Honda Motor Co. won a legal victory as a divided U.S. appeals court on Thursday said a nationwide lawsuit over a brake system used in some Acura RL vehicles should not have been certified as a class-action. The 2-1 …

Supreme Court Walmart Ruling Shakes Up Employment Class Actions

The Supreme Court’s decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, heralded last term as a game-changer in employment class actions, has lived up to the hype. Since the Court issued the Dukes decision in June, it has been cited by lower courts …