The Supreme Court said no to the biggest employment discrimination class-action suit in world history this morning; the class-action status that might have brought in literally hundreds of thousands of past and present female employees was just too large.
Plaintiffs’ lawyers in this case did what lawyers are accused of doing: speaking out of both sides of their mouth. Plaintiffs’ lawsuit says that Wal-mart knew everything that was going on with the discrimination of women. But the lawsuit also said that the Wal-mart stores were given too much independence.
This is a huge win for Wal-mart and it came easy: the justices unanimously reversed the 9th Circuit’s decision that this lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores could proceed as a class action.