President's weekly report — August 8, 2014

August 08, 2014 | By ROB RIVETT

Environment — Victory in California Supreme Court The California Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Tuolumne Jobs & Small Business Alliance v. Superior Court (Wal-Mart Stores).  There, after Tuolumne County voters submitted an initiative allowing a Wall-Mart store, the County adopted the initiative.  However, anti-Wall-Mart ...


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 ...