State Farm To Pay $5M To End Inspector Wage Class Action

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT) -- State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. has agreed to shell out $5 million to put the brakes on a putative class action accusing the company of failing to pay vehicle damage inspectors in California for all the time they spent working, the plaintiff said Wednesday.

Named plaintiff Bryan Shiosaka filed a motion urging Los Angeles federal court to grant preliminary approval to the $5 million deal and and conditionally certify a class of State Farm employees who worked as hourly, nonexempt automotive estimatics inspectors in the Golden State between Dec. 23, 2007 and and May 31, 2013.

"The class representative and...

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