5th Circ. Won't Let Signal Int'l Escape WARN Class Action

Law360, Houston (August 28, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit said Wednesday that a Signal International LLC unit will have to pay a class action judgment for violating a federal law that requires businesses to warn employees ahead of layoffs, even though Signal’s affected workers were spread across separate business units.

The appeals court rejected marine construction company Signal International Texas GP LLC’s argument for reversing the $2 million judgment, ruling that a temporarily relocated administrative office and a fabrication facility in Orange, Texas, were a “single site” for purposes of the Worker...
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