• Applicability of Amgen Decision Should be Very Narrow
  • April 1, 2013 | Author: Thomas E. Gilbertsen
  • Law Firm: Venable LLP - Washington Office
  • When the Supreme Court issued its decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes in 2011, defense lawyers hailed the case as a game-changer that would level the class action playing field in an arena that traditionally favored plaintiffs with various presumptions promoting class certification. Trying to limit its impact, plaintiff lawyers argued that Dukes was limited to employment cases, but we have since seen it relied upon in all manner of antitrust, advertising and other consumer protection class certification settings.