Wal-Mart Says Dukes Voids $187M Pa. Wage Class Award

Law360, Philadelphia (March 21, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Thursday to overturn a $187 million award granted to a class of workers alleging they were forced to work off the clock, arguing that the trial court relied on a so-called trial-by-formula barred by recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent.

In a brief, Wal-Mart argued that a judgment entered by a Philadelphia County judge in 2007 was improperly based on testimony from only six representative workers, a method of trying class action disputes that was expressly barred by the...
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