ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri attorney general's office has reached a deal with some former employees of US allowing compensation for being laid off without proper warning.
US Fidelis was once a leading seller of vehicle service contracts. The Wentzville, Mo.-based company collapsed in 2009 as consumer advocates and regulators accused it of lying to consumers to sell auto protection plans that had too many exceptions and limitations.
A judge in April ruled that more than 550 former workers would share in a $1.45 million settlement of a suit alleging violation of the federal Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the settlement allows the state to seek to block payouts for up to 20 key former employees.