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Hoenemier only needs to find another writer for
her suit to be class-action. If nobody else joins
her she still has the option of suing individually,
except that it will reduce the potential fees her
lawyer might collect, which in turn could cause
the lawyer to conclude that there is no potential
contingency payment windfall and encourage a
And so far all the article tells us is that Sun
*says* no other of their writers wants to be
hourly; there is still a potential pool of other
former Sun employees to be heard from.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Janice Gelb" <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
> Personally, I doubt this will be settled out of court.
> It would set a bad precedent and would essentially
> mean that Sun would passively be admitting wrongdoing.
> This might serve as a test case of the CA statute
> generally to change industry-wide practice but if
> it comes down to having to prove that Sun behaved
> egregiously in setting hours or treatment of this
> employee, I don't think Hoenemier will succeed. The
> original article pointed out that the suit needed
> to find at least one more person to join to qualify
> as a class action suit and also said that Sun writers
> did not join when approached.
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