The Supreme Court has just ruled that what would have been the largest sex discrimination suit in history—more than a million women suing Wal-Mart—cannot proceed as a class action suit. The women are all free to sue the company separately, but the mega-humongo class action suit would have been a serious financial threat to the company, while various isolated lawsuits will not be.

Such a huge class action suit, did, we must admit, have the potential for inherent unfairness. So don't be too upset. None of this changes the fact that Wal-Mart sucks.

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