A federal judge has approved a settlement of more than $1.8 million in a class-action suit brought by 1,200 tobacco company sales workers who said their employer violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act by laying them off after a merger without giving 60 days’ notice./l/m

Under the settlement in Ciarlante v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco, the plaintiffs’ lawyers at Elliott Reihner Siedzikowski & Egan will be paid $563,608 in fees and costs.

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