Daily News: February 14, 2013

Court Refuses to Dismiss Suit by Former Dewey Employees


According to an article posted on the JD Journal website, a federal bankruptcy court judge in Manhattan denied a motion of the Dewey estate to dismiss a proposed class action seeking to represent about 450 former employees of the law firm.

The Journal said a former employee of the law firm’s document production department alleged that she and 450 similarly situated employees had lost their jobs without due notice under the WARN Act, Dewey argued it was not an “operating business” at the time of the layoffs.

The Journal notes that the judge in the case held that the proposed class action can proceed as an adversary proceeding in the Dewey bankruptcy, since there were numerous instances where WARN Act claims were allowed to proceed during a bankruptcy case, and often as class actions.

To read the entire JD Journal story, click here.