Signal Int'l Urges 5th Circ. To Nix WARN Class Action

Law360, Houston (August 8, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT) -- A Signal International LLC unit fighting a class action told the Fifth Circuit on Thursday it did not violate a federal law that requires businesses to warn employees before it laid off 159 employees, because the affected workers were spread across separate business units.

Robert P. Vining of LeBlanc Bland PLLC argued to the appeals court that although his client, marine construction company Signal International Texas GP LLC, had temporarily moved administrative offices to the grounds of a fabrication facility in Orange, Texas, the separate divisions...
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