On a day when the legal press was populated with stories about class action litigation, Washington Legal Foundation devoted an installment of its Media Nosh series this morning to a critically important class action case on which the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next Tuesday, Wal-Mart v. Dukes.
News today out of Massachusetts, where a federal court has certified a class of baristas suing Starbucks over its tip sharing policy, and from New Jersey, where a $100 million class action discrimination suit has been filed against Bayer, created an apt context for the briefing. Our three speakers, attorneys with different perspectives on the long-running suit against Wal-Mart, drew upon their expertise to preview the March 29 oral argument and offer analysis on what aspects of the case will attract the Justices’ focus.
The program can be viewed in its entirety by clicking HERE (Webcasting program is optimized for Internet Explorer).
Other resources from WLF include the briefs we have filed in the case over the past seven years; a Legal Opinion Letter by one of our briefing speakers, Andrew Trask; and another Legal Opinion Letter by WLF’s pro bono counsel on its Wal-Mart briefs, Jennifer Brown, on another federal appellate court ruling raising class action law issues similar to Wal-Mart.