Texas High Court To Hear Tyco Workers' Severance Beef

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 2:56 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether employees of a Tyco International Ltd. valve-manufacturing unit that was sold to another company were contractually entitled to severance payments from Tyco and whether the acquiring company became Tyco’s successor.

The Texas high court granted a petition for review by 17 employees of Tyco’s former Gimpel unit, which makes valves and controls for steam equipment, who launched a suit claiming Tyco had breached oral and written retention incentive agreements that had promised employees severance payments in...
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