Steve & Barry's Parent Dodges Mass Layoff Suit

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 3:26 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Thursday threw out a class action that claimed the parent of Steve & Barry's should be liable for mass layoffs that preceded the retail chain's bankruptcy, finding that the two are not the same company under the law.

Plaintiff Michael Guippone claimed that Steve & Barry's, a 275-store casual clothing chain, violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act when it terminated him and other employees without warning two days before its November 2008 bankruptcy filing.

Guippone's class action demanded damages under...
To view the full article, register now.