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Irvine Attorney Reminds Employers that Perseverance Can Pay Off


In his bylined article for the Daily Journal titled “Perseverance pays off for employer in class action litigation,” Irvine Partner Christopher M. Ahearn discusses how J.B. Hunt Transport’s perseverance in dealing with protracted litigation resulted in a win, where the court ruled – eight years after the case commenced – that the plaintiffs’ wage claims were not manageable in a class action setting, thus decertifying the class.

Chris explains the history of the case, from complaint to verdict, and he dives into the key takeaways for employers from this case. He offers a reminder that even if you lose on one or multiple pretrial motions, it does not mean the case is lost. Chris also highlights the importance of taking effective depositions, saying they can pay “big dividends down the road.”

To read the full article, visit the Daily Journal (subscription required).


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