The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision blocked an attempt to wrap several sex discrimination lawsuits against Wal-Mart into a single class action lawsuit.
The move allows each case to proceed on its own and that's the way it should be. If Wal-Mart has discriminated against a particular employee, then let that employee seek relief by presenting her facts to the court. To allow unlike cases to be lumped into one simply becomes a mechanism by which tee-vee type lawyers may play judicial lotto by contingency. (Mee-lee-thee-me-omah.) In Wal-Mart's case, it is also another ploy for unions and their beholden politicians and judges to try to unionize the nation's largest retailer.
This is a just ruling. The fact that the decision was 5-4, however, ought to worry us all.