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Bain is sued over closing of factory

By Beth Healy
Globe Staff / December 14, 2011
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A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Bain Capital, alleging fraud and unfair practices in the sale and subsequent bankruptcy of a Samsonite luggage factory in France. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Boston last month, alleges that Boston-based Bain Capital’s sale of the factory circumvented French labor laws. The class action involves 186 people affected by the closure of Samsonite’s Henin-Beaumont factory in France.

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