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Class Of 51,273 Workers Decertified In Wal-Mart Lawsuit

Law360 (November 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a resounding victory for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., a Massachusetts state judge has decertified a class of 51,273 current and former Wal-Mart employees in a class action lawsuit alleging that the retail giant did not give its employees work breaks.

Each case will now be tried separately after Wal-Mart attorneys successfully argued that each employee's situation was different, therefore making the class uncertifiable.

“We think the judge made the right decision,” said Wal-Mart attorney Neal Manne, a partner at Susman Godfrey LLP. “Other courts around the...
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