More Woes For Wal-Mart In Pennsylvania Wage Case

Law360, New York (November 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Pennsylvania judge has ordered Wal-Mart Inc. to pay $33 million in legal fees to attorneys who represented plaintiffs in a class action over unpaid wages, taking the total award against the company to $187 million after a five-year battle.

In a ruling issued Wednesday, Judge Mark Bernstein said the plaintiffs' firms had produced detailed fees and expenses reports, while Wal-Mart's expert witness, who had criticized the bill, showed a “callous disregard for candor before the court.”

In awarding fees totaling $44 million, of which $11...
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