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The United States Supreme Court's landmark recalibration of class certification requirements in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, together with its broad approbation of class action waivers in arbitration agreements in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, establishes 2011 as a watershed year in class action practice. During the year, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit only began to deal with the ramifications of Dukes but addressed Concepcion's impact directly.