Ex-Thelen Workers Win Class Cert. In WARN Action

Law360, New York (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal magistrate judge has certified two classes of workers in an action alleging that now-defunct Thelen LLP terminated their employment without notice, as well as subclasses of the firm's employees who claim Thelen also bilked them of vacation compensation.

Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday approved the two classes and three subclasses of former Thelen employees. The parties in the case have consented to have the magistrate act for all purposes, so a...
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