March 01, 2010
Max Heerman Authors Article for Law360
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – Employment and Product Liability Law360 recently featured an article by Briggs and Morgan shareholder Max Heerman.
In Court-Sanctioned Notice in Collective Actions, Heerman discusses the current impact of the 1989 decision in Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc. v. Sperling. He reviews how the Supreme Court’s decision in that case – when some individuals sue their employer in a “collective action,” notice of the lawsuit should be sent to other individuals who have not sued, but who may be eligible to join the lawsuit – was a catalyst for the increase in collective action litigation, as well as for current feelings of uncertainty about how that litigation should be conducted.
Heerman is a member of the Business Litigation Section and Appellate Practice Group, and practices principally in the areas of: complex business disputes; employment litigation, including FLSA and discrimination disputes; fraudulent transfer, debtor-creditor disputes and bankruptcy-related litigation; shareholder disputes; and product liability. His clients span industries which include transportation, food and beverage and financial institutions. Heerman also volunteers for the Hennepin County Bar Association, serving as a public speaker on various introductory legal topics, leading discussions on the court system, careers in law, and the Constitution.
About Briggs and Morgan
Established in 1882, Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association, is a full-service law firm and trusted name in business law and litigation services. With offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, the firm has more than 180 attorneys committed to providing superior client service and sound legal counsel to clients nationwide. Briggs is also a founding member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. This network allows us to help represent your interests wherever needed.
Briggs and Morgan has received numerous accolades, including recognition by the publishers of Corporate Counsel and top clients as a “Go-To Law Firm®” in the areas of litigation, corporate transactions, corporate governance, and labor and employment. The firm and its attorneys have also been highlighted in The Best Lawyers in America and “top ranked” in Chambers USA. For more information, visit www.briggs.com.
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