On March 8, the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York issued a bench decision in the Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. Chapter 11 case that may have a dramatic impact on the relationships between producers and midstream (pipeline transportation) companies in the troubled oil and gas sector. (In re Sabine Oil & Gas Corp., 15-11835 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2016)).
Private equity firms are increasingly being hit with WARN Act claims. These claims arise when a company terminates or layoffs off a large number of its employees without first issuing a statutorily prescribed notice. Thereafter, the employees sue the company’s owners, active investors and possibly its lenders seeking recovery of statutory damages.
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