Class Action Over DOJ Hiring Grows

Law360, New York (August 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A proposed class action filed against the U.S. Department of Justice alleging that politics influenced the agency's hiring process for its honors and summer intern programs has been expanded to include five new plaintiffs and several more defendants, including two former Bush administration officials.

The initial class action filed in June named only Sean M. Gerlich as a plaintiff. Named plaintiffs added to the amended complaint Friday include Christopher D. Coleman, James K. Gooch, Benjamin M. Meier, James N. Saul and Jennifer A. Zajac.

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