We explained here that after the Supreme Court threw out the nationwide employment discrimination class action against Wal-Mart on behalf of hundreds of thousands of women, the class lawyers pushed ahead with smaller class actions and in helping women process individual claims against Wal-Mart. And now, district judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco has rebuffed Wal-Mart's efforts to dismiss a trimmed down class action (on behalf of women in California), noting that it's possible that the plaintiffs will be able to certify a class under the standards laid down in the Supreme Court's decision. The plaintiffs maintain that they have fresh evidence of intentional employment discrimination against Wal-Mart's female employees. Judge Breyer has set a class certification hearing for February. Read about it here and here.