Employment Suits Still Rock The Docket

Law360, New York (November 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- While the numbers show a small decline in federal court filings since 2004, employment lawsuits continue to dominate the litigation landscape in the U.S., according to the 2009 Law360 Litigation Almanac.

With the economy in turmoil and a new administration promising to usher in a band of pro-employee legislation, legal action by unhappy workers is expected to remain a major headache for corporate America.

The 2009 Law360 Litigation Almanac found 31,990 employment lawsuits were filed in federal court in 2008, a 6 percent jump from the...
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