Dewey Judge Skeptical Of Firm's Push To Toss Layoff Suit

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 3:20 PM EST) -- A New York bankruptcy judge appeared unconvinced Thursday by Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP's bid to chuck putative class allegations over the mass layoffs connected to the firm’s bankruptcy last year, despite Dewey's argument that they belong in the Chapter 11 claims process.

At a hearing surrounding allegations that 550 former Dewey employees were not given proper advance notice about the layoffs under the New York state and federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Acts, Dewey attorneys argued that the relief the workers are seeking falls under...
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