Crowne Architectural Systems, Inc. – $900,000 Settlement
On April 14, 2017, we filed suit against Crowne Architectural Systems, Inc., Inc. (“Crowne”), seeking to recover 60 days wages and benefits for former employees under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (“WARN”) Act or lost wages, including severance pay equal to one week of pay for each full year of employment, under the New Jersey WARN Act. We contend Crowne ordered mass layoffs on or about February 16, 2017, without providing its employees with 60 days advance written notice.
On April 17, 2019, the Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey granted final approval of a $900,000 class settlement, inclusive of attorneys’ fees, expenses, and the class representative’s service payment. Settlement checks will be mailed to the members of the settlement class, net of class counsel’s fees, expenses, service payment and applicable withholding, following the Bankruptcy Court’s approval of the chapter 7 trustee’s final report and closing of the Crowne bankruptcy estate. Our current estimate as to the timing of the WARN distribution is August 2020. We will update the case status here when settlement checks are mailed to the members of the class.
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