Ex-Workers Sue Auto Dealer Under WARN Act

Law360, New York (October 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Employees laid off last month by Chevrolet dealership giant Bill Heard Enterprises Inc. filed a lawsuit Monday under the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act, alleging they did not receive adequate notice before losing their jobs when the company collapsed.

In the suit, filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Northern Division, plaintiffs are seeking class-action status for roughly 2,000 former employees of the company who were laid off on Sept. 24, when Bill Heard Enterprises abruptly shut down dealerships and related operations...
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