On January 25, 2019, we filed a class action suit against Munchery, Inc., (“Munchery”) seeking to recover 60 days wages and benefits for former employees under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (“WARN”) Act and the California Labor Code § 1400 et. seq. (collectively, the “WARN Acts”). We contend Munchery ordered mass layoffs on or about January 21, 2019, without providing its employees with 60 days advance written notice as required by the WARN Acts. The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
On February 28, 2019, Munchery filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. On March 5, 2019, we filed the WARN suit in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. On May 29, 2019, the Bankruptcy Court sent the case back to District Court, where it is currently pending.
On February 4, 2020, the parties reached a proposed settlement of the class action which is subject to the District Court’s approval. The Joint Motion for Approval of Settlement, exhibits, and other filings related to the proposed settlement may be accessed in the links below.
A copy of the binding term sheet can be accessed here. A copy of the joint motion requesting approval of the settlement can be found here. If the Court grants preliminary approval of the settlement, the Class Notice will be posted here and Raisner Roupinian LLP will file a motion for approval of its attorneys’ fees and costs, and the Class Representatives’ service awards, and a motion for final approval of the settlement which will all be available for review here.
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