Las Vegas Area Court Rules that Executives Can Be Named In Wage Suits

An interesting decision has been handed down in the 9th Circuit Appellate court out west. The ruling came in a case against the Castaway Casino and Resort Company. The suit alleges that the casino company failed to pay numerous workers during the companies decline into bankruptcy and reorganization. When the employees sued the trustees overseeing the bankruptcy operation, which included mostly company executives, the court found that they were liable along with the company. This ruling may have a widespread effect, as more and more workers are dealing with companies undergoing bankruptcy, with the major effect of letting workers sue the executives in civil courts rather than seeking damages in a bankruptcy court.