Chimicles & Tikellis LLP and its co-counsel are representing former employees of Cardell Cabinetry, LLC (“Cardell”) who were involuntarily terminated when the company was closed on September 9, 2013. There are three defendants in the lawsuit: Cardell, H.I.G. Capital LLC, and Cardell Acquisition, Inc. (together, the “defendants”). The plaintiffs are alleging that the defendants violated a federal law called the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (also called the “WARN Act”) by terminating their employment without first providing 60 days advanced warning.
The case has been stayed against Cardell because it is in Bankruptcy proceedings, but the lawsuit is proceeding against H.I.G. On January 22, 2014, the court certified a class consisting of all persons who were:
- employed at the Cardell Cabinetry Facilities in San Antonio, Texas;
- who were involuntarily terminated as a result of the September 9, 2013 plant closure, and within 30 days of such date; and
- who did not receive 60 days’ advance notice of the mass layoff.
The court has also set a deadline of May 2, 2014 for members of this class to opt-out, or exclude themselves.
Additional information about the lawsuit and procedure for class members to exclude themselves can be obtained by clicking on the links below.