The sad, unsurprising end to McReynolds v. Merrill Lynch

September 10, 2013 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Last year, PLF was involved in a disparate impact case against Merrill Lynch.  In that case, a number of low-level brokers brought a Title VII disparate impact case against Merrill Lynch arguing that the company’s “teaming” and “account distribution” policies were causing a disparate impact on the basis of race.  The ...


Wal-Mart, Merrill Lynch, class actions, and disparate impact, oh my!

August 28, 2012 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Today, PLF filed this amicus brief  in the Supreme Court in support of certiorari in Merrill Lynch v. McReynolds.  This is a very interesting case that crosses over into two PLF projects: Free Enterprise and Equality Under the Law. In Merrill Lynch, disgruntled employees are suing Merrill Lynch for disparate impact discrimination.  They allege ...