Pa. Appeals Court Upholds $187M Wal-Mart Judgment

Law360, New York (June 10, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT) -- The Superior Court of Pennsylvania on Friday affirmed a $187 million award for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employees who were allegedly forced to work off the clock and skip rest and meal breaks.

In a 211-page opinion that relied heavily on testimony given at trial, the appeals court said there was sufficient evidence on the record to conclude that Wal-Mart breached its contract with its workers and violated state wage laws.

"The record reflects testimony and documentary evidence suggesting that because of pressure from the home office...
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