DESA Parent Off Hook In Workers' WARN Act Suit

Law360, New York (April 27, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT) -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday released a private investment firm and indirect owner of heater and specialty tool maker DESA Heating LLC from a proposed class action alleging DESA failed to give adequate notice when it terminated hundreds of employees before filing for bankruptcy.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary F. Walrath granted private investment firm HIG Capital LLC summary judgment in the adversary suit a group of former DESA employees launched in January 2009 accusing DESA of violating the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act by...
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