Tyco Pays $5M To Escape Claims It Ignored NY Wage Law

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 5:51 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday signed off on a $5.5 million class settlement between Tyco International Ltd. unit SimplexGrinnell and more than 600 workers who said they were shortchanged when the safety company ignored New York's “prevailing wage” law on government contracts.

U.S. District Judge Steven M. Gold's preliminary approval comes a little more than a year after he denied SimplexGrinnell's bid to toss the case, instead certifying the workers as a class. At the time, the judge said the laborers had shown “significant...
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