Wal-Mart Wants Dukes Class To Surrender Akin Gump Report

Law360, New York (January 30, 2013, 5:56 PM EST) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pressed a California federal judge Tuesday to compel the women accusing it of sex discrimination to hand over a potentially damning report prepared for the retailer by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in 1995, saying the document is protected by attorney-client privilege.

The retailer argued that the Akin Gump report, which was the subject of a New York Times article and was subsequently mailed anonymously to an attorney for lead plaintiff Betty Dukes in the putative class action, is obviously privileged,...
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