This just in: class certification in Dukes v. Wal-mart, the wage discrimination class action filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, has been affirmed in part by the Ninth Circuit. The slip opinion is here. 137 pages. Knock your self out.
Bottom line: class certification affirmed as to injunctive relief, and as to women employed by Wal-Mart when the case was filed. Remanded for further consideration on punitive damages and on certification, or separate class status, for women who were ex-employees when case filed.