Wal-Mart Workers Defend $187M Victory In Pay Class Action

Law360, Philadelphia (January 23, 2013, 2:55 PM EST) -- A class of employees who won $187 million in damages from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. after being forced to work off the clock told the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday that their victory was based on classwide evidence and that the retailer was not subjected to a so-called trial-by-formula.

While Wal-Mart is seeking an appeal of the judgment, rendered by a Philadelphia County judge in 2007, on grounds that it was improperly based on testimony from only six workers, attorneys for the plaintiffs told the state’s highest...
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