Merrill Lynch v. McReynoldsPetition for certiorari denied on October 1, 2012
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-113||7th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2012|
Issue: (1) Whether the Seventh Circuit’s certification of a disparate impact injunction class conflicts with this Court’s decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, which rejected certification of a nationwide class that, like this one, asserted disparate impact claims based on employment policies requiring the exercise of managerial discretion; and (2) whether the Seventh Circuit erred in holding, in conflict with other circuits, that Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 23(c)(4) permits class certification of a discrete sub-issue when the claim as a whole does not satisfy Rule 23(b) and hundreds of individual trials would be needed to determine liability.
Briefs and Documents
- Opinion below (7th Cir.)
- Petition for certiorari
- Brief in opposition
- Amicus brief of Product Advisory Council, Inc. et al.
- Amicus brief of Equal Employment Advisory Council
- Amicus brief of DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
- Amicus brief of Pacific Legal Foundation
- Reply of petitioner
- Supplemental brief of respondents
- Supplemental brief of petitioner