Ex-Thelen Partners' New Firms Acquired Thelen: Suit

Law360, New York (October 27, 2009, 2:15 PM EDT) -- The five high-powered firms to which Thelen LLP's partners defected effectively purchased the now-defunct firm's business and are therefore liable to its laid-off employees under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the ex-staffers have argued.

In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday, the putative class of ex-Thelen staff members filed an opposition to five separate motions to dismiss the WARN Act suit filed by the defendant law firms.

Those firms include Nixon Peabody LLP, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP,...
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