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Happy New Year: 2009 to be a Banner Year for Employment Suits?

Happy New Year to all of our readers and clients. Hopefully 2009 will be a year of health and happiness for all. The National Law Journal reports that 2009 will be a very happy year for plaintiffs and attorneys who specialize in employment litigation.

According to a January 12, 2009 article written by staff reporter Tresa Baldas , “juries are expected to stick it to employers in workplace disputes this year”. Reportedly, the reason is that jurors who have experienced a job loss or have watched a friend or relative suffer a job loss in this economy will be more likely to relate to or have sympathy for a plaintiff in a wrongful termination or discrimination situation. The article also suggests that the public trust in large companies has been eroded by the crisis and subsequent bailout of some of those companies (like insurance giant AIG, for example), who the public perceives to be unworthy of a taxpayer funded bailout.

It will be interesting to see whether this prediction comes to fruition. Lawsuit Financial Corporation has always provided legal finance to victims of wrongful termination and employment discrimination. It is expected that the demand for legal funding for these types of lawsuits, as well as traditional personal injury lawsuit funding, auto accident lawsuit funding, slip and fall lawsuit funding, and medical malpractice lawsuit funding will be on the upswing for 2009, as people look for alternate sources of revenue. Lawsuit Financial is committed to helping workplace and injury victims get the money they need so that their litigation can be handled to an appropriate and just resolution. Please visit or call Lawsuit Financial, toll free, at 1-877-377 SUIT (7848) for a free analysis of your legal finance situation.