Several former employees of Commercial Metals Co. have agreed to dismiss their suit against the company, which alleged they had not received all the severance benefits they were promised.

As previously reported, the suit was originally filed Jan. 30, 2012, in Jefferson County District Court by plaintiffs Alfred Adams Jr., Bradley Owens, Ray Jeter, Greg Ingram and Joshua Powell.

Court records show that on July 15 an agreed motion to dismiss was filed, stating the parties had resolved all claims.

That same day, Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, dismissed the defendant with prejudice.

The plaintiffs’ amended petition alleged that on Aug. 30, 2011, the plaintiffs were informed that their employment would be terminated due to the closing of Commercial Metal’s Beaumont steel facility.

The plaintiffs were promised a severance package and bonuses; however Adams and Owens did not receive their bonuses.

All of the plaintiffs alleged they have not received all of their severance benefits, the suit states.

The suit alleged Commercial Metals breached its agreement by having the plaintiffs sign a release of liability in order to receive severance payments then failing to make the payments.

The plaintiffs were seeking actual damages and attorney’s fees.

Beaumont attorney Joe Dodson of Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard represents them.

Case No. D191-845

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