SAN ANTONIO, TX -- The Law Firms of Chimicles & Tikellis LLP and Harwood Feffer LLP announce that on September 18, 2014, United States District Judge Harry Lee Hudspeth issued an order that granted preliminary approval to a settlement in a class action lawsuit 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.

Class Counsel is endeavoring to mail settlement notice and checks to the last known addresses of all Class Members. If you believe you are a member of the Settlement Class, or have any questions about the settlement, please visit the settlement website at The court has scheduled a final approval hearing for Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 12 noon in Courtroom No. 4, Third Floor, U.S. Courthouse, 655 East Cesar Chavez Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas. Class members will not receive their checks until and unless the Court grants final approval to the settlement. The name of the case 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.

SOURCE Chimicles & Tikellis LLP and Harwood Feffer LLP

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