$65M Deal In Wal-Mart Time-Shaving MDL Gets OK

Law360, New York (May 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has preliminarily approved a settlement valued at a minimum of $65 million in multidistrict litigation accusing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of shaving workers' hours, deleting overtime and inserting phantom meal breaks to cut payroll costs.

Judge Philip M. Pro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada on Thursday granted initial approval to the proposed settlement, setting the stage for a Sept. 15 final approval hearing on the deal, which was hammered out over more than two years of mediation that concluded...
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