A French civil rights tribunal in Carcassonne has awarded a total of €2.4 million to Myrys’ 118 former employees on the grounds that the former shoe company had laid them off «without a real and serious cause». The employees will each receive between €15,000 and €26,000, depending on how long they had been employed by the company. Founded in 1919, Myrys was acquired by Bata in 1987. In 1998 it fell into the hands of Klesh Capital Partners, which discontinued the business in 2000 after five years of social planning and legal reviews.