Alorica Wants Workers' Law Firms DQ'd For Libel, Conflict
By Jeff Sistrunk
Law360, Los Angeles (May 30, 2013, 10:03 PM ET) -- Call center operator Alorica Inc. on Thursday asked a California federal judge to disqualify two law firms representing former employees in a wage-and-hour collective action, saying one firm had libeled Alorica and the other firm’s involvement in a similar suit creates a conflict of interest.
Attorneys with Baron & Budd PC and co-counsel Hunt Hassler & Lorenz LLP represent a group of former Alorica employees who claim the company has failed to pay call center employees for short breaks taken during the workday. But in Thursday’s...