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September 28, 2010

Employment Litigation to be Featured at Legal Reform Summit

The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog gives advice to those fresh out of law school: “Forget bankruptcy law.  That’s so 2009.  Employment litigation is where it’s at.”  The career guidance is based off recent reports showing that employment discrimination lawsuits are “through the roof.”  The WSJ’s Nathan Koppel writes:

For the six months that ended April 30, more than 70,000 people filed claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission saying they had suffered job discrimination, a 60% increase in bias claims compared with the same period a year earlier.  Not all of these complainants will sue, but plenty will.

Employment litigation will continue to make headlines this fall as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to review the largest employment class action in history inWal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes.  Considered by many as the most important class action lawsuit before the Court in the past ten years, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukeswill be one of the topics discussed at ILR’s 11th Annual Legal Reform Summit on October 27.  Ted Boutros from Gibson, Dunn, and Wal-Mart’s lead counsel in this case, will be on hand to discuss the employment discrimination trend in class action litigation, including the controversial use of federal rule 23(b)(2) in class certification. 

For more information on the Summit, visit: http://www.legalreformsummit.com/

 

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