By  on July 12, 2019

Eight years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes that a large group of more than 1.5 million women could not pursue their workplace gender discrimination claims against the retailer as a class. Since then, the women and Walmart have picked up the pieces in several smaller ongoing suits around the country, and the retailer is still fighting to break down groups into individual cases.  

The Walmart cases reflect a broader conflict playing out in court, where companies have steadily fought group actions by trying to whittle them down.

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