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- Getting Noticed in the Digital Age: Delaware Bankruptcy Court Finds Email Notice Satisfies Due Process but Not Rule 2002
- Third Circuit Reversal Paves the Way For NextEra to Potentially Recover Administrative Expenses Incurred in Connection With Failed Merger
- Delaware District Court Disagrees with Bankruptcy Court’s Ruling and Holds That Committee’s Challenge Rights Survived Entry of the Sale Order and Consummation of Sale
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Third Circuit Holds That Layoffs Must Be Probable (Not Just Possible) for WARN Act Liability
Varela v. AE Liquidation, Inc. (f/k/a Eclipse Aviation Corp.) (In re AE Liquidation, Inc.), No. 16-2203, 2017 WL 3319963 (3d Cir. Aug. 4, 2017)
As we have discussed prior, under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, employers may be liable if they do not give fair warning to their employees before a mass layoff. Liability can be avoided if, among other things, the “mass layoff is caused by business circumstances that were not reasonably foreseeable at the time that notice would have been required.” 20 C.F.R. § 2102(b)(2)(A). The question for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals… Read More
Amid Unforeseeable Failed Sale, Debtor Gave Employees Enough WARNing For Layoffs
Varela v. Eclipse Aviation Corp. (In re AE Liquidation, Inc.), Adv. No. 09-50265 (MFW), 2014 WL 6460805 (Bankr. D. Del. Nov. 18, 2014)
Eclipse Aviation Corporation (“Eclipse”) engineered, manufactured, and sold jet aircrafts. In 2008, Eclipse defaulted on its secured notes. Its board of directors contemplated liquidation, but eventually decided on a sale as a going-concern through Bankruptcy Code section 363 to Eclipse’s largest shareholder, European Technology and Investment Research Center (“ETIRC”). ETIRC funded the Eclipse bankruptcy with $20 million in debtor-in-possession financing. ETIRC later emerged as the stalking horse bidder, financed through a Russian state-owned bank. On January 23,… Read More