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!