Bankrupting Employment Class Action Claims

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 1:39 PM EST) -- A silver lining to the great recession for employers is that they may be able to knock the wind out of class actions where the proposed class representative has filed for a bankruptcy case and failed to disclose his or her pending wage-and-hour or other employment claims.

Bankruptcy Code Framework

The United States Constitution delegates to Congress the exclusive power to establish bankruptcy law. It has done so since the 1800s; the current law is known as the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, as amended, commonly...
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