Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Class Action Ruling
Lori Halber was quoted in Law360 on January 20, 2016. In the article “Lawyers Weigh In On High Court's Class Action Ruling,” attorneys provided their take on the Supreme Court’s decision in Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez.
Lori said, “Thanks to the Supreme Court in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co., employers have lost a small amount of procedural freedom to try to 'pick off' individual plaintiffs attempting to bring class actions before they get too costly. Businesses faced with such a potential class lawsuit should consider taking advantage of this strategy early on in the litigation, but understand it will only work as a complete bar in very limited circumstances. Nevertheless, an offer of judgement still may have value insofar as it can limit a plaintiff’s ability to recover his or her attorneys’ fees and costs, depending on which statute is being litigated, thereby creating a disincentive for his or her attorneys to proceed.”
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