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Employment Discrimination – Race – Class Certification – Disparate Impact – Statistics (access required)

The 4th Circuit says a district court abused its discretion and erred as a matter of law in denying class certification to black plaintiffs who have sued alleging a pervasive atmosphere of race hostility and name-calling. We find the district court improperly discounted appellants’ direct evidence, which alone was sufficient to establish commonality. Moreover, the district ...