NECCO Factory Closure

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On July 27, 2019, Gardner & Rosenberg, P.C. filed a class action captioned MAIN and D’AMELIO v. SWEETHEARTS CANDY CO., LLC and ROUND HILL INVESTMENTS LLC., AP No. 18-01171 (the “Action”), now pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts (the “Court”).

In the Action, the named Plaintiffs, former employees of New England Confectionary Company, Inc. (“NECCO”), claim that Sweethearts Candy Co., LLC and Round Hill Investments LLC (“Defendants”) violated the federal “Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act” by failing to provide sufficient advance notice of the shutdown of the NECCO plant in Revere, Massachusetts in July 2018. The Defendants deny Plaintiffs’ allegations in their entirety, including that they are the employer under this law, and continue to assert that they have at all times complied with all legal requirements.

The Parties have reached a Settlement of the Action. The Court has granted preliminary approval of the Settlement.

Members of the Class should receive information about the Settlement in the mail before February 1, 2020.  In order to receive payment, Class members need to fill out and return the claim form and tax document sent to them in the mail.

These documents need to be sent back to the Claims Administrator so that they are received before March 2, 2020.

If you believe that you are a member of the Class, but did not receive forms in the mail, or you have questions about the Settlement, you can contact the Claims Administrator or Class Counsel.  Their contact information is:


Optime Administration, LLC
PO Box 3206
Brockton, MA 02304
Tel. 844 625-7313

Class Counsel:

Josh Gardner
Gardner & Rosenberg, P.C.
1 State Street, 4th Floor
Boston MA 02109
Tel: 617-390-7570

Below are links to documents concerning the case:

The Class Notice in English.

Aviso De Demanda Colectiv.

The Settlement Agreement.

The Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class and of Class Action Settlement.

The Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class and of Class Action Settlement.