Samsonite To Pay $1M To Settle FLSA Class Action

Law360, New York (December 21, 2009, 1:00 PM EST) -- Luggage company Samsonite Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $1 million to settle a class action alleging it misclassified managers at its bankrupt retail unit Samsonite Co. Stores Inc. as exempt from overtime rules.

Judge Jeffrey S. White of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday granted a joint motion for preliminary approval of the settlement and certified a class of 89 managers.

The suit was filed in March by two managers from Samsonite Co. Stores in California and New York,...
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