Firm Overview

Nationwide WARN Act Litigation Law Firm

Our nationwide WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) lawyers have over 85 years of combined experience. Our firm began to focus on WARN Act litigation in 1997. In the past 2 decades, our firm has prosecuted over 200 WARN cases and has been appointed as class counsel in over 125 of these cases. Our firm has obtained cash recoveries for tens of thousands of employees whose WARN Act rights were violated. We work with over 50 employment law and bankruptcy law firms nationwide. We have a solid reputation for effectively representing claimants in federal class action WARN Act lawsuits. We have handled cases with as many as seven thousand class members and cases with as few as fifty. Our firm has represented labor organizations such as UNITE and LatinoJustice PRLDEF. No case is too large or too small for us.

Our Nationwide Reputation

We are counsel to the Sugar Law Center, a well-known not-for-profit organization in Detroit, Michigan. The Sugar Law Center has testified before Congress on WARN Act violations. As part of a large national team, we have been appointed as co-counsel for law firms throughout the entire United States. Often, our colleagues in employment and bankruptcy firms ask us to assist because of our vast knowledge of WARN Act litigation.

News/Updates

Jesse Creek Mining- In April 2019 we filed a complaint under the WARN Act against Jesse Creek Mining and its Parent Company Piney Woods. We allege that Jesse creek Mining and Piney Woods, as a single employer laid off approximately 150 employees in their facility in Alabama without providing its employees with advance written notice. The case is pending in the District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

AMI Livonia- On March 14, 2019 we filed a complaint under the WARN Act against AMI Livonia and its Parent Company AMI Manchester. We allege that AMI Livonia and AMI Manchester, as a single employer laid off approximately 100 employees in their facility in Livonia, MI without providing its employees with advance written notice. The case is pending in the District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Pernix Therapeutics- In February 2019 we filed a complaint under the WARN Act against Pernix Therapeutics. We allege that Pernix Therapeutics laid off approximately 90 employees without providing its employees with advance written notice. The case is pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Atherotech- In February 2019, the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama granted final approval of the WARN class action $932,000 settlement on behalf of approximately 330 employees.

Bay Area Regional Medical Center, LLC- On May 7, 2018 we filed a complaint under the WARN Act against Bay Area Regional Medical Center, LLC and its Parent Company Medistar. We allege that Bay Area Regional Medical Center and Medistar, as a single employer laid off approximately 900 employees in their facility in Webster, TX. The case is pending in the District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Oceanside Extended Care- In May 2018 the District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted final approval of the WARN class action $200,000 settlement on behalf of terminated employees.

World Marketing- In March 2018, the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted final approval of the WARN class action $244,000 initial settlement on behalf of terminated employees.

SureID- In March 2018, the District Court of Oregon granted final approval of the WARN class action $350,000 initial settlement on behalf of terminated employees.

Limited Stores- In January 2018, the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware granted final approval of the WARN class action $810,000 settlement on behalf of approximately 250 employees.

MF Global- In September 2016, our clients; over 1100 former employees of MF Global, got paid on a $5 Million settlement.

Our Partners

John C. Lankenau, our senior WARN Act litigation attorney, graduated from Cornell Law School in 1955. Mr. Lankenau also has a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University. He founded his own law firm with Ed Koch, who later became NYC mayor. In 1997, Mr. Lankenau began focusing his legal representation on federal class actions suits under the WARN Act. He is admitted to all courts in the State of New York, the United States Supreme Court, the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeal and the District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York.

Stuart J. Miller graduated from Columbia Law School in 1987. He has dedicated his legal career to litigation and has been a nationwide WARN lawyer representing WARN claimants in Federal Class Action suits since 1997. He has handled dozens of complex cases involving the interplay between the WARN Act and Bankruptcy.

Contact Us

If you were laid off, if your place of employment closed without proper warning, or if your company has moved its operations to a foreign country--you may have rights under the WARN Act. Contact a nationwide WARN Act litigation attorney at Lankenau & Miller. Call (212) 581-5005.

If you have been let go from your job as part of a mass layoff or plant closing without 60 days written notice, you may have rights under the WARN Act.