Claim Forms In Temp Agency's $4.5M Settlement Draw Worry

Law360, Los Angeles (April 22, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday indicated he may reject Labor Ready Southwest Inc.'s proposed $4.5 million settlement with a putative class of 206,000 temps who claim the staffing agency failed to provide breaks and reimburse expenses, saying proposed claims forms are “unnecessarily cumbersome.”

U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson said at a hearing that the case's proposed forms to be mailed to putative class members didn't seem worth their time when each plaintiff would receive between $10 and $25.

Mark R. Thierman, an attorney for...
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