Ledbetter Not The Litigation Bonanza Attys Expected

Law360, New York (January 29, 2010, 6:09 PM EST) -- A year ago Friday President Barack Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which contributed to a busy 2009 for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission but did not prompt the wave of litigation some attorneys had predicted.

The act, the first bill Obama signed into law as president, overturned the controversial 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to ease the statute of limitations on workers' pay...
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