Wal-Mart Aims To Shield Execs From Investor's Bribery Probe

Law360, Wilmington (September 24, 2012, 3:37 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. asked a Delaware judge on Monday to block a shareholder from deposing two high-level executives in a suit aiming to force the retail giant to turn over documents concerning bribery allegations against its Mexican unit.

The company filed a motion in Delaware Chancery Court for a protective order barring shareholder Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW from questioning General Counsel Jeffrey J. Gearhart and former General Counsel Thomas A. Mars.

The pension fund wants to depose the executives to determine if the...
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