Severance Dispute V. Kimberly-Clark Gets Tossed

Law360, New York (April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court has tossed a lawsuit over unpaid severance benefits filed by 69 workers against retail goods manufacturer Kimberly-Clark Corp., finding the company was not required to compensate employees terminated as a result of a plant closure under the terms of its severance plan.

Judge Keith Starrett in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi granted summary judgment in favor of the manufacturer on Thursday, deciding that a last minute change to the severance plan had no bearing on whether the defendant...
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