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Gibney Successfully Defends Manufacturer in Federal Appellate Court


Thomas J. Gibney recently represented a manufacturer in the Sixth Circuit Appellate Court. The plaintiffs in the case alleged their union breached its duty to them by improperly informing the company their job duties should be assigned to other union employees. The company was named a co-defendant for purposes of necessary relief. The appellate court upheld the lower court's finding that several aspects of the case were barred by the statute of limitations while others failed on their merits.

Mr. Gibney concentrates his practice in the areas of human resources management in the private and public sectors, employment litigation, private and public sector labor negotiations and contract application, workers' compensation, and federal and state safety regulation litigation. Mr. Gibney took over primary representation of this case after the passing of John T. Landwehr. Mr. Landwehr was a member of Eastman & Smith with over 35 years of experience. His practice concentrated on employment-related litigation and advice, including employment discrimination litigation, general labor and employment litigation, arbitration, mediation and workers' compensation.