October 09, 2006
Class Actions and Independent Contractors
Two notes in the current issue of the Yale Law Journal may, believe it or not, be of interest to commercial law types. In one, BlackBerry Users Unite! Expanding the Consumer Class Action To Include a Class Defense, Nicole Johnson takes on a thorny but fascinating issue: how can dispersed consumers who want to defend something a company is doing play a meaningful role in the litigation. In the other, From Employment to Contract: Section 1981 and Antidiscrimination Law for the Independent Contractor Workforce, Danielle Tarantolo critiques the moves companies are making to move larger parts of their work forces to independent contractor status.
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