Philly Bus System Gets $2M Driver Wage Deal Nixed

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 3:05 PM EDT) -- A Philadelphia federal judge rejected a $1.75 million settlement between 1,300 bus drivers and the city's regional transport system Tuesday, scuttling a deal to end drivers' off-the-clock pay class action because of a dispute over the release of legal claims.

U.S. District Judge Joel M. Slomsky rejected the settlement — hammered out in December after mediation — despite hundreds of bus driver plaintiffs having urged its approval. The judge sided with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, which filed a motion under seal arguing the deal should...
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