Judge OK's settlement for former Anchor Glass workers
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A judge Friday approved a $480,000 settlement for about 275 workers who lost their jobs in November 2004 when the Anchor Glass Container Corp. closed its plant in Connellsville, Fayette County.
The former employees argued that the company violated the federal Worker Adjustment Training and Notification Act, which calls for 60 days notice when a plant faces closure.
An initial lawsuit against Anchor Glass was dismissed when the company filed for bankruptcy in 2005. A second lawsuit was filed against Cerberus Capital Management, which the former employees said was Anchor Glass' largest shareholder at the time of the plant closing.
The settlement will be divided evenly among all former workers who submitted claim forms. The money will also cover attorney fees.
U.S. District Judge David S. Cercone approved the settlement.
First Published July 27, 2009 12:00 am