In a somewhat dodgy maneuver, the Ninth Circuit, on December 7, 2010, issued an Order deferring submission of Mazza v. American Honda Motor Company, Inc. pending a decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 603 F.3d 571 (9th Cir. 2010) (en banc), cert. granted, --- S.Ct. ----, 79 U.S.L.W. 3128 (U.S. Dec. 6, 2010) (No. 10-277). Huh? That seems like a stretch, unless you think that Wal-Mart will issue some sort of proclamation about all nationwide class actions, which seems to be far down on the list of likely outcomes. More about Mazza here and here.