Wal-Mart Workers Lose Class Bid In Overtime Suit

Law360, New York (June 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. workers has lost its bid to rally a potential nationwide class of employees in a case accusing the retail giant of breaching the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay overtime wages to asset protection coordinators.

Chief Judge Mark Fuller of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama on Friday denied the four named plaintiffs' motion to facilitate notice to a 5,000-strong potential class, finding insufficient evidence that other employees wanted to opt in.

“The court...
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