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Michelle Braun, On Behalf of Herself and All Others Similarly v. Wal-Mart Stores

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA EASTERN DISTRICT


July 2, 2012

MICHELLE BRAUN, ON BEHALF OF HERSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, RESPONDENT
v.
WAL-MART STORES, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION, AND SAM'S CLUB, AN OPERATING SEGMENT OF WAL-MART STORES, INC., PETITIONERS DOLORES HUMMEL, ON BEHALF OF HERSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED RESPONDENT
v.
WAL-MART STORES, INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION, AND SAM'S CLUB, AN OPERATING SEGMENT OF WAL-MART STORES, INC., PETITIONERS

Petition for Allowance of Appeal from the Order of the Superior Court

Per curiam.

Petition for Allowance of Appeal from the Order of the Superior Court

ORDER

AND NOW, this 2nd day of JULY, 2012, the Petition for Allowance of Appeal is GRANTED, LIMITED TO the issue set forth below. Allocatur is DENIED as to all remaining issues. The issue is: Whether, in a purported class action tried to verdict, it violates Pennsylvania law (including the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure) to subject Wal-Mart to a "Trial by Formula" that relieves Plaintiffs of their burden to produce class-wide "common" evidence on key elements of their claims.

Further, Petitioners' Applications for Leave to File Post-Allocatur Communications and a Reply are DENIED as moot.

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