Docket Nos. 00-9417(L), 00-9423(C).

267 F.3d 147 (2001)

Charles ROBINSON, Sharon E. Mack, James Oliver, Darryll F. Simpson, Veronica Caridad, Donald Hines, James Jackson, Lord Taylor, Earl Vaughn, Daniel Canada, Marvin Edwards, Eric Jones and Raymond Norris, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. METRO-NORTH COMMUTER RAILROAD CO., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. August Term, 2000.

Decided: October 9, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alan L. Fuchsberg, The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm, New York, NY, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Myron D. Rumeld, Proskauer Rose, LLP, New York, NY, for Defendant-Appellee.

Wendy R. Fleishman, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP (Coalition of Labor Union Women), New York, NY; Barbara R. Arnwine (Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law), Washington, DC; Antonia Hernandez (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), Los Angeles, CA; Karen K. Narasaki (National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium), Washington, DC; Dennis C. Hayes (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), Baltimore, MD; Paula A. Brantner (National Employment Lawyers Association), San Francisco, CA; Marcia D. Greenberger (National Women's Law Center), Washington, DC; Brad Seligman (Impact Fund), Berkeley, CA; for Amici Curiae on behalf of Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Ann Elizabeth Reesman, McGuiness Norris & Williams (Equal Employment Advisory Council), Washington, DC; for Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant-Appellee.

Before: WALKER, Chief Judge, CALABRESI and POOLER, Circuit Judges.

JOHN M. WALKER, JR., Chief Judge:

Plaintiffs-Appellants (the "Class Plaintiffs") appeal from a September 29, 2000 judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Jed S. Rakoff, District Judge) that denied Class Plaintiffs' motions for class certification and bifurcation, and that directed entry of judgment in favor of defendant-appellee Metro North Commuter Railroad ("Metro North"). See Robinson v. Metro-North Commuter...


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