On October 6, 2008, Outten & Golden filed suit against Bill Heard Enterprises Inc., et al., seeking to recover 60 days wages and benefits for former employees of Bill Heard who we contend were terminated on or about September 24, 2008 in violation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (the WARN Act). The case was filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Generally, the WARN Act requires companies to provide their employees with 60 days written notice in advance of a mass layoff or plant closing. In the absence of such notice, employers may be liable to each affected employee for 60 days wages and benefits.
The case has been settled and a distribution by the Trustee to the WARN class was mailed January 9, 2012. The Trustee is working to resolve certain tax claims and pending litigation which may result in an additional, but smaller, distribution to the WARN class. We will update the website once we have confirmed the date of any further distribution.
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