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Preliminary Settlement Approved in Cardell Cabinetry Wrongful Termination Class Action Lawsuit

This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: Preliminary approval has been granted to a settlement in a wrongful termination class action brought by former employees of Cardell Cabinetry, LLC related to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (also known as the "WARN Act").

The Plaintiff Class consists of the following: all persons: (1) who were employed at Cardell Cabinetry's Facilities in San Antonio, Texas; (2) who were involuntarily terminated as a result of the September 9, 2013 plant closure, whether on that date or thereafter; and (3) who did not receive 60 days' advance notice of the mass layoff.

A Settlement Fund will be established. After the deduction of court-approved attorneys' fees, litigation expenses, and service awards to the three named plaintiffs, members of the Settlement Class will be entitled to the remaining proceeds of the Settlement Fund. The amount that each settlement class member will receive will be proportional to his or her wages earned during the 60 days before Cardell closed.

United States District Judge Harry Lee Hudspeth issued an order that granted preliminary approval to a the lawsuit, which is Rangel, et al. v. Cardell Cabinetry, LLC, et al. and the docket number is 5:13-cv-00843-HLH. It is pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. A final settlement hearing is schedule for December 2014.

Anyone with questions concerning eligibility of the Settlement Class, or who has any questions about the settlement, can visit the settlement website at

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Published on Oct-3-14


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