Chronology of Liberty Apparel

April 7, 1999: Subcontractor owed workers several months of pay but then closed shop and ran away.

August 19, 1999:   Workers filed lawsuit against Liberty Apparel

March, 13, 2002:   Richard Casey, District Judge granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment against plaintiffs’ federal claims.

January 16, 2003:  Worker appealed the lawsuit to the Second Circuit

February 13, 2004: The Second Circuit vacated Judge Casey’s decision and remanded the action to the federal court

2007:  Judge Richard Casey passed away. This case was then reassigned to Judge Richard Sullivan.

May 23, 2008:  Judge Richard Sullivan issued an oral order denying defendants’ renewed motion for summary judgment.

January 20, 2009:  Finally, after ten years, the workers have a day in court!

February 11, 2009: After three weeks, the jury decided in favor of the workers.

July 15, 2010: Liberty Apparel tries to evade responsibility and appeals the jury decision, calling for a new trial.

August 10, 2010: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upholds jury decision- Workers win!

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