The United States Supreme Court is due to hearing oral argument today in this super-sized class action. The analysis everyone is looking forward to is whether the class is simply too large to have a common nucleus of facts.
Can a class with "3,400 stores, 41 separate regions, 53 retail departments, 170 job classifications and 1 million workers" be maintained as a class? The plaintiffs certainly hope so.
As the country's largest employer, Wal-Mart has a lot on the line, but there is so much at stake, this case is far from over. If the class is allowed to continue, the legal bills Wal-Mart will rack up cannot compare to the potential damages they would face with a class so large.
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