7th Circ. Nixes WARN Action Against DHL

Law360, New York (January 11, 2011, 3:34 PM EST) -- The Seventh Circuit refused Tuesday to revive a proposed class action claiming DHL Express Inc. violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act when it decided to drop its U.S. domestic shipping services and close five Chicago-area facilities.

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a lower court's 2009 decision to grant summary judgment to DHL after determining that the circumstances of the layoffs did not trigger protections under WARN.

"We are very pleased on our clients behalf," DHL...
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