Dewey Can't Escape WARN Act Class Action

Law360, New York (February 12, 2013, 5:52 PM EST) -- A lawsuit alleging that mass layoffs at defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP broke worker notice laws can go forward as a class action for now, a New York bankruptcy judge said Monday.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn rejected a request from Dewey to throw out class allegations that it violated the New York state and federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Acts when it laid off about 550 employees in May.

Dewey collapsed and filed for bankruptcy three weeks later.

The firm had argued...
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