Judge grants class-action status in case against Guam Shipyard


Chief Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood signed an order on June 7 approving a class-action lawsuit against Guam Industrial Services Inc., which does business as Guam Shipyard, and its president, Mathews Pothen. 

Former Guam Shipyard employees Russ Carlberg, Roel D. Dacasin, Reynaldo S. Galvez, Delmario R. Cortez and Gary Chang allege in an April 8, 2016 complaint that Guam Shipyard terminated more than 150 employees on Oct. 15, 2013 without notice required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The former employees are suing for lost wages and benefits and punitive damages three times the actual . . .

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