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Unions Lose Priority Wage Claim Bid In Navillus Ch. 11

Law360, New York (May 23, 2018, 9:00 PM EDT) -- A New York bankruptcy judge on Wednesday denied a group of construction worker unions effort to elevate to priority status $13 million in unpaid wage claims in a Chapter 11 case for contractor Navillus Tile Inc., finding the lack of an “employee-employer” relationship instructive.

In a bench ruling, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean H. Lane said that the unions for several steel and concrete workers, among others that have collective bargaining agreements with New York City construction giant Navillus, can only assert general unsecured claims against the...
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