Aetna Pays $1.1M To Resolve Meal Break Class Action

Law360, New York (February 17, 2012, 5:31 PM EST) -- Aetna Life Insurance Co. on Thursday agreed to fork out more than $1.1 million to settle a dispute with a class of California employees who alleged the insurer required them to work through designated meal breaks without pay.

With the deal, granted preliminary approval by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto in California federal court, the class agrees to drop the meal break suit in exchange for more than $700,000 from Aetna and an additional $468,500 to cover the class's legal fees.

“The settlement appears to be...
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