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Lawyers Eye Seeds Of Litigation Wave In Layoffs

Law360 (February 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Hard economic times usually lead to layoffs. Layoffs can frequently lead to lawsuits.

Both of those statements can adequately sum up the current state of the economic and litigation landscape right now. With the massive slashing of work forces in the past few months, attorneys are bracing for an uptick in the number of employment-related lawsuits.

“If nothing else, there’s more people in that potential pool of plaintiffs,” said Richard Cino, managing partner of Jackson Lewis LLP's Morristown, N.J., office. “I think you're going to see...
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