JB Hunt, Drivers Reach $15M Deal In Calif. Wage Suit

By Vin Gurrieri (October 2, 2018, 8:19 PM EDT) -- J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. has struck a $15 million settlement with a recently decertified class of about 11,000 drivers to end a decadelong wage suit — a deal the parties told a California federal court Monday is a fair compromise given the likelihood the case would drag on for several more years.

The proposed class of drivers led by named plaintiffs Gerardo Ortega and Michael D. Patton — a group that was decertified by U.S. District Judge R. Gary in August — asked the judge to issue preliminary approval of the deal and to recertify for settlement purposes a class of...

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