'Excessive' Attys' Fees Sink Deals In Dress Barn Wage Suits

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday shot down a proposed settlement of putative class allegations that The Dress Barn Inc. failed to pay overtime and provide breaks to certain employees, saying the deal called for unreasonably high attorneys' fees, among other issues.

Citing "several concerns," U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II denied a joint motion for preliminary approval of two settlements, in which women's clothing retailer Dress Barn agreed to pay a total of $400,000 to resolve wage and hour claims lodged by employees in...
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