Guippone v. BH S&B Holdings LLC

(United States Second Circuit) – Dismissal of plaintiff’s putative class action claim brought against defendants for alleged violations of the Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act (WARN) is: 1) affirmed in part, where the district court correctly determined the private equity defendants were investors, not “single employers” with their subsidiary within the meaning of WARN, and thus were properly dismissed; and 2) vacated in part and remanded, where the district court erred in granting summary judgment to defendant BHY S&B HoldCo, LLC, which operated the entity plaintiff worked for, because plaintiff raised a question of material fact as to whether defendant BHY S&B HoldCo, LLC was a single employer with BH S&B Holdings LLC.