FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 24, 2009
PLAINTIFFS FILE CLASS ACTION AGAINST INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG, QIMONDA AG, AND INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES NORTH AMERICA CORP.
On Friday April 24, 2009, Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg & Ellers, LLP filed a multi-count class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, titled Lakita Blair, et al. v. Infineon Technologies, AG, Infineon North America Corp., and Qimonda AG, Civil Action No. 1:09-cv-295, on behalf of over 2,000 employees who were laid off by subsidiaries of the Defendants, Infineon Technologies AG, Infineon Technologies North America Corp., and Qimonda, AG. The lawsuit alleges that Defendants are alter egos or joint employers of the Plaintiffs and thereby liable for damages arising out of the layoffs.
The complaint raises claims on behalf of virtually all former Qimonda Richmond and Qimonda North America employees for various causes of action including, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN Act”), unpaid severance, wages, bonuses, and deferred compensation.
“Infineon should be liable for violating the law and failing to pay the employees their earned and well-deserved compensation and benefits. We believe the claims could easily exceed $40 million dollars,” said Charles A. Ercole, a partner at Klehr Harrison.
Former employees of Qimonda who were part of these layoffs can obtain additional information by calling Mr. Ercole at (215) 569-4282, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The law firm of Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg & Ellers, LLP (www.klehr.com) is a full service law firm with approximately 100 attorneys. It has a reputation for vigorously litigating cases. Mr. Ercole is the Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment law practice group and has successfully litigated more than a dozen class actions.