Sun Micro's $5M Settlement With Tech Writers OK'd

Law360, New York (July 23, 2010, 4:25 PM EDT) -- A California court has approved Oracle Corp. subsidiary Sun Microsystems Inc.'s $5 million settlement payout to 152 technical writers who had challenged their status as exempt from the state's overtime and meal period requirements.

California Superior Court Judge Joseph H. Huber signed an order Tuesday granting preliminary approval of the settlement and setting a final approval hearing for the fall.

The average class member will received $20,000 from the settlement, and several will receive more than $40,000, according to a statement from attorneys from Hinton Alfert...
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