Michael F. Bahler | Bloomberg Law Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. 07-15838, 2011 BL 237414 (9th Cir. Sept. 16, 2011) The U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit overturned the grant of class certification in a nationwide case against Costco Wholesale Corp., alleging that the warehouse club chain discriminates against its female employees in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Pub. L. No. 88-352, 78 Stat. 241. The Court remanded the case for new Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 determinations consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, No. 10-277, 2011 BL 161238, (June 20, 2011). See Bloomberg Law Reports®, Federal Practice, Vol. 5, No. 26, Wal-Mart Gender Bias Suit Up-Ended by Supreme Court (June 27, 2011).
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