Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
Are federal employees allowed to file class action lawsuits against the federal government or individual lawmakers for recent proposed legislation at the federal employee’s expense?
Anyone can file a lawsuit for any reason. The real question is whether the lawsuit will survive a motion to dismiss. Most likely, a lawsuit such as you describe would be promptly thrown out.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.
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