Financial Crisis Stoking Workplace Class Actions

Law360, New York (January 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The economic meltdown and continued fallout from the financial crisis fueled a wave of workplace class action litigation last year, a surge that is likely to continue throughout 2009, according to Seyfarth Shaw LLP's analysis of decisions and settlements involving claims against employers in federal and state courts.

Job displacements caused by the troubled economy brought further exposure to workplace litigation for employers, the firm said in its 5th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report, which reviewed 650 class action and collective action decisions of 2008....
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