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Pitfalls Leading to Class Action in Labor and Employment

 

Understand how and why a class action is started and learn how to defend against this type of action.

Few things frighten business leaders more than the words class action. All lawsuits create headaches and are expensive. Class actions, however, truly are in a class by themselves. From exponentially increased expenses, to correspondingly severe penalties, a class action can lay waste to a company's finances and topple its leadership. This topic will explore the mechanics of class actions in the employment context to demonstrate what the target company will face once it reaches the courthouse, and with an eye toward practical solutions that should help steer the target company into the best possible footing to defend against the claim.

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Hannesson I. Murphy

Hannesson I. Murphy

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

  • Partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis, Indiana office and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Department
  • Represents employers in virtually all aspects of the employment relationship with their employees, including counseling employers with respect to the hiring, discipline and separation of employees, and if necessary, the representation of employers in connection with litigated disputes
  • Represented employers in a wide variety of matters before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and in arbitration, including individual and class or collective action claims relating to issues such as discrimination, harassment or wrongful discharge, alleged violations of the terms and conditions of employment, unemployment claims, wage and hour claims, and litigation concerning noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements
  • Active in the legal community and recently served as the chair of the Employment Law Section of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Admitted to practice in Indiana, Florida, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Seventh and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, and all U.S. District Courts for Indiana and Florida
  • B.A. degree in international relations, cum laude, Florida International University; J.D. degree, cum laude, Miami School of Law
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