June 20, 2011

A Case Only a San Francisco Jury Could Love

When the Supreme Court decided today that 1.5 million women who allegedly suffered gender discrimination as Wal-Mart employees did not have enough in common to sustain a class action, the Justices did not reach the merits of the discrimination claims. Back in March, when the case was argued, attorney Hans Bader examined the merits of the claims, concluding that they are as meritless as the class is massive. Bader added that
"[T]he case is being brought as a class-action not because it needs to be brought as a class action to give workers a fair shot, but rather as an excuse to let a liberal San Francisco jury hold Wal-Mart liable for discrimination when most courts in America would dismiss the lawsuit as baseless."