WAL-MART STORES, INC. v. DUKES ET AL.
CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
No. 10–277. Argued March 29, 2011—Decided June 20, 2011 Respondents, current or former employees of petitioner Wal-Mart,
Headnotes to the Order of the First Senate of 10 October 2017
1 BvR 2019/16
Case MARSCHALL v LAND NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN.
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT
11 November 1997*
- The unequal treatment of marriage and registered civil partnerships with regard to survivors’ pensions under an occupational pension scheme for civil service employees who have supplementary pensions insurance with the Supplementary Pensions Agency for Federal and Länder Employees (Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder – VBL) is incompatible with Article 3.1 of the Basic Law (Grundgesetz – GG).
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