Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In an appeal from the denial of plaintiffs' motion for class certification in an employment discrimination action, denial of the motion is vacated where: 1) plaintiffs presented compelling direct evidence of discrimination sufficient to meet the Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 commonality requirement; and 2) there was insufficient evidence that each of the employer's departments was so autonomous as to justify classifying them as separate environments.
Argued: January 27, 2009
Decided: August 7, 2009
Opinion by Judge Gregory
Earle Duncan Getchell, Jr., McGuireWoods, L.L.P., Richmond, VA