July 27, 2018 Top Story

Attorney Misrepresentations Result in Revival of Dismissed Claims

Hundreds of age bias claims reinstated after court finds lawyers’ letters misled clients

Amy Mattson

Misleading and confusing correspondence from their attorneys resulted in the reinstatement of age discrimination claims of more than 600 Department of Transportation flight service controllers.

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In Breen v. Chao, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held that justice required it to reconsider the dismissed claims because the plaintiffs’ ex-counsel had failed to fulfill their ethical and professional obligations.

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