Ind. Court Cuts $42M Award For State Workers

Law360, New York (October 12, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT) -- An Indiana appeals court has ordered a lower court to slash a $42.4 million award against the state’s government in a 17-year-old class action brought by state employees who alleged they worked 40-hour weeks for the same pay as state employees in similar positions who worked 37 1/2-hour weeks.

A three-judge panel in the Court of Appeals of Indiana ruled Friday that the state’s merit employees were entitled to about two months — not 20 years — of back pay for the state’s alleged breach of...
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