Ex-Howrey Workers Win Class Cert. In WARN Act Case

Law360, Los Angeles (January 23, 2013, 4:46 PM EST) -- A California bankruptcy judge on Friday certified a class of former Howrey LLP employees and appointed class representatives and counsel in a suit alleging the law firm didn't give employees adequate notice before it laid them off.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali appointed Los Angeles-based Blum Collins LLP as class counsel and named former Howrey employees Gail Adams and Rami Dalal as class representatives, passing over Outten & Golden LLP and its client Stephanie Langley.

While he was confident both firms could adequately represent the class,...
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