Pilots' Class Action Against Bankrupt Global Aviation Alleges Wrongful Termination

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - A group of former pilots for World Airways Inc., a division of bankrupt Global Aviation Holdings Inc., on July 31 filed a putative class action contending that the mass layoffs the company instituted after it filed its bankruptcy petition violated federal employment law (Daniel Schroeder...

Putative Class Sues Hostess, Alleges Jobs Terminated Without Cause

NEW YORK - A putative class of former employees of bankrupt Hostess Brands Inc. on Nov. 21 sued the company in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging violations of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), 29 U.S.C.S. § 2101 . (Mark Popovich...

5th Circuit: Flexible Flyer Did Not Violate WARN Act In Filing For Bankruptcy

NEW ORLEANS - A panel of the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Feb. 11 affirmed a bankruptcy court's ruling that a company did not violate federal employment law when it suddenly filed for bankruptcy, closed its plan and conducted mass layoffs because those developments were not foreseeable...

Bankruptcy Judge: WARN Claim Against Dewey & LeBoeuf May Proceed As Class Action

NEW YORK - A federal bankruptcy judge on Feb. 11 ruled that a putative class action asserting claims under the Worker Adjustment and Renotification (WARN) Act against bankrupt law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf could proceed (Vittoria Conn v. Dewey & LeBoeuf $(In Re: Dewey & LeBoeuf$), No. 12-12321...