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Dukes in the Real World

Lower Federal Court Interpretations of Class Certification Requirements
For The Defense
September 2013

Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov authored an article titled "Dukes in the Real World," addressing how the Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes has impacted class action litigation in the federal courts. The article discusses and provides practical advice concerning three key aspects of the Dukes decision: (1) heightened commonality requirements for class certification; (2) the changing nature and scope of injunctive relief in class actions; and (3) increased scrutiny of expert testimony at the class certification stage.