Judge Disputes Wal-Mart's $14M Estimate In Workers' OT Suit

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday sent a proposed class action alleging Wal-Mart Stores Inc. forced employees to attend off-the-clock meetings back to state court, ruling the retailers' estimates that it faced upwards of $14 million in liability are flawed and don't satisfy federal jurisdiction requirements.

U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow said Wal-Mart used faulty assumptions about the size of the potential class, which the store says includes some 62,472 employees, and is unable to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the amount...
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