The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 is the only research report to provide a ranking of the top 100 independent local firms and top 50 global firms in the region. The report offers critical review of some of the fastest growing firms and their strategies, a country-by-country guide to leading legal advisers and legal services market trends, plus exclusive insight into the current business development opportunities in the Asia Pacific. Read more
This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
US retail giant Wal-Mart was thrown a temporary lifeline last week (Friday 13 August) as a court gave it permission to appeal against a class action order granted in June.
The class action, the largest ever to be certified against a private employer, was filed on behalf of 1.6m former and current female employees of Wal-Mart and subsidiary Sam’s Club.
Seven women are leading the claim, which is known as Dukes v Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The lead plaintiff is Betty Dukes, a Californian Wal-Mart employee who claims she was denied promotion and equal pay by the company.
Following last week’s decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Wal-Mart can now file an appeal against the class action certification. The appeal has been expedited, and if the class action is allowed the case should go to trial next year.
Lead counsel for the plaintiffs are Washington DC class action boutique Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll and a Californian non-profit group, the Impact Fund. Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker is representing Wal-Mart.