Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Dennis W. Johnson, argued, Des Moines, Iowa, for appellant.
George A. LaMarca, argued, Des Moines, Iowa, for appellee.
Before LOKEN, Chief Judge, ARNOLD, Circuit Judge, and DOTY, District Judge.
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.
LOKEN, Chief Judge.
Many salaried employees of Younkers, a department store division of Saks, Incorporated, lost their jobs in October 2002 when Saks consolidated the Younkers division into its Carson Pirie Scott division. Though Saks paid severance benefits, fifteen former Younkers employees commenced this class action in state court seeking additional severance benefits allegedly promised in an October 27, 2000, letter Saks distributed when it adopted an employee...
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