FirstMed EMS – $2.6 Million Settlement
On December 6, 2013, we filed suit against American Ambulette & American Service, Inc., Coastline Care, Inc., Eastern Shore Acquisition Corporation, Eastern Shore Ambulance, Inc, Marmac Transportation Services, Inc., Transmed, LLC, Enhanced Equity Funds, Enhanced Equity Fund II, and Ambulance Holdings, LLC (“FirstMed EMS”) seeking to recover 60 days wages and benefits for former employees under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (“WARN”) Act. We contend FirstMed EMS ordered mass layoffs on or about December 6, 2013 without providing its employees with advance written notice.
On September 28, 2017, the Court granted final approval of a class settlement of up to $2.6 million against the non-Debtor and Debtors on behalf of the certified WARN class, inclusive of class counsel’s fees and expenses.
On December 28, 2017, the first distribution of $1.8 million, net of attorneys’ fees and expenses, was mailed by the settlement administrator to the members of the class.
On April 17, 2020, the second and final WARN distribution of $800,000, net of attorneys’ fees and expenses, was mailed to the members of the class by Class Counsel’s settlement administrator. Class members have 180 days from the date of issuance of the WARN settlement checks to deposit or negotiate them. Uncashed checks will be donated to a non-profit organization.
Separate from the WARN settlement, the FirstMed EMS Chapter Trustee will be making a distribution to employees for unpaid wages and accrued vacation. We do not know when that distribution will be made.
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