AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - A federal judge gave approval Wednesday to carry on with the case that says the owners and managers of the former Ruby Tequila's restaurants in Amarillo and Lubbock didn't pay employees fairly and failed to warn of mass layoffs.
The case had been paused after one of the people being sued by about 70 workers filed for bankruptcy.
According to court documents, Magdalena Baier's bankruptcy will not affect the larger case.
Despite other media reports, the judge only terminated her case and not the original one.
Jeff Blackburn, an attorney for the workers, said the case was not dismissed or terminated and will proceed.
The lawsuit states, "Some affected employees have lost their homes or face eviction, have been unable to pay their bills, and cannot even get unemployment benefits because their employer failed to pay their unemployment taxes."
The employees are still suing Fired Up Holding Company, Inc., Richard Kevin Foote, R Tequila Acquisition, LLC, Chalak Mitras Group, LLC, Gurdev Singh Gill, M.D. and Rajeev Singh Gill.
The full lawsuit filed in September can be found below: