Author Archives: Nicholas Turner

7th Circuit Reverses Denial of Class-Action in Merrill Lynch Case

On February 24, 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed a district court ruling denying class-action certification in an employment discrimination suit against brokerage firm Merrill Lynch. See McReynolds v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith. Case … Continue reading

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District Court Distinguishes Wal-Mart v. Dukes in Applebee’s Suit

Another case in the Seventh Circuit is helping define the limits of Wal-Mart v. Dukes. On March 2, 2012, the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, declined to decertify a class in an employment suit brought … Continue reading

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District Court certifies class in Bayer vitamin suit

On February 3, 2012, another court distinguished the Supreme Court’s holding in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v Dukes, 131 S. Ct.2541 (2011).  In Johns  v. Bayer Corp. et al.,  2012 WL 368032 (S.D. Cal.) the District Court for the Southern District … Continue reading

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