January 8, 2016 / 3:03 PM / 4 years ago

Former Vanderbilt workers cannot sue under WARN Act for layoff - 6th Circuit

A federal appeals court on Tuesday scuttled a $420,000 deal to settle a class action against Vanderbilt University for allegedly violating federal law governing mass layoffs.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a group of nearly 200 employees of the Nashville, Tennessee-based university cannot sue the school because their termination happened too long before about 300 other workers were let go.

NOTE: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the case was in the 8th Circuit. It was in the 6th Circuit.

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