Lankenau & Miller, LLP

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

Empire Solar Group– In June 2021 we filed a complaint under the WARN Act against Empire Solar Group (“Empire”). We allege that Empire laid off employees without providing its employees with advance written notice. The case is pending in the District of Utah.

Liberty Power Corp– In April 2021 we filed a complaint under the WARN Act against Liberty Power Corp (“Liberty”). We allege that Liberty laid off employees without providing its employees with advance written notice. The case is pending in the Southern District of Florida.

Koffee Kup/Vermont Bread– In April 2021 we filed a complaint under the WARN Act against Koffee Kup/Vermont Bread. We allege that Koffee Kup/Vermont Bread/AIAC laid off employees without providing its employees with advance written notice. The case is pending in the District of Vermont.

Lucky’s Market– In March 2021, the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware granted final approval of the WARN class action $750,000 settlement on behalf of terminated employees. Settlement checks were mailed to members of the class in April 2021.

World Marketing– In February 2021, settlement checks for a final distribution payment of $467,710.48 on an allowed administrative WARN claim of $4.2 Million, were mailed to members of the class of employees who were terminated without receiving proper notice.

Rosen Hotels– In January 2021 we filed a complaint under the WARN Act against Rosen Hotels (“Rosen”). We allege that Rosen laid off employees without providing its employees with advance written notice. The case is pending in the Middle District of Florida.

White Stallion Energy– In December 2020 we filed a complaint under the WARN Act against White Stallion Energy. We allege that White Stallion laid off employees without providing its employees with advance written notice. The case is pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Valmiera Glass– In December 2020, the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted final approval of the WARN class action $887,500 settlement on behalf of terminated employees. Settlement checks were mailed to members of the class in December 2020.

Durham– In October 2020 we filed a complaint under the WARN Act against Durham. We allege that Durham laid off employees at multiple facilities without providing its employees with advance written notice. The case is pending in the Western District of Tennessee.

HMR Foods– In October 2020, the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware granted final approval of the WARN class action $431,000 settlement on behalf of terminated employees. Settlement checks were mailed to members of the class in November 2020.

NS8, Inc.– In September 2020 we filed a complaint under the WARN Act against NS8, Inc. We allege that NS8 laid off employees at multiple facilities without providing its employees with advance written notice. The case is pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Moon Ridge Foods– In August 2020, the District Court for the Western District of Missouri granted final approval of the WARN class action $250,000 settlement on behalf of terminated employees. Settlement checks were mailed to members of the class in August 2020.

Data Cooling– In May 2020, the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted final approval of the WARN class action $904,000 settlement on behalf of terminated employees. Settlement checks were mailed to members of the class in August 2020.

Clio Holdings/US Marble/Premier Surfaces– In January 2020, we filed a complaint under the WARN Act against Clio Holdings/US Marble/Premier Surfaces (“Clio”). We allege that Clio laid off employees at multiple facilities without providing its employees with advance written notice. The case is pending in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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.