Some 300 former employees of the now-defunct Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison who sought to file a class action seeking compensation from their former firm were denied Wednesday, though they can still pursue individual claims, among other options.
In his ruling, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali said he felt the current system of processing employee claims was working well.
“I am stepping away from the details and concluding in my judgment that the process as implemented is effective,” Montali said.
Meanwhile, Brobeck trustee Ronald Greenspan will extend the deadline for employees to take advantage of a settlement offer by 30 days, until the end of April.
“The trustee would rather make a fair settlement offer and have hundreds accept it rather than have litigation,” said Greenspan’s lawyer, Bennett Murphy of Hennigan, Bennett & Dorman.