I cannot say I am surprised by this ruling. The idea that millions of different women working under very different circumstances in different areas could come together in a class action lawsuit is fairly farfetched. With that said, this ruling does not mean that women who feel that they were victims of discrimination cannot still sue Wal-Mart. As this article points out, Wal-Mart may end up paying for this decision in the form of thousands of seperate trials. Regardless I think this approach is much more just because each women's case will be handled and view seperately.