Halunen Law Firm Booted From Target FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (July 14, 2010, 4:09 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has disqualified Minnesota-based Halunen & Associates from representing plaintiffs in an overtime class action against Target Corp., saying the firm's contact with a high-level Target employee prior to filing the suit could have tainted the case.

Judge Ann D. Montgomery of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota issued the ruling Tuesday. She also ordered the plaintiffs' co-counsel, Philadelphia-based Levin Fishbein Sedran & Berman, to disclose the extent of its contact with the Target employee in question.

The suit, filed on...
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