Judge Balks At $1.3M Deal In Crate & Barrel OT Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 25, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday balked at approving a $1.3 million settlement of a class action alleging Crate & Barrel stiffed California employees on overtime pay and meal breaks, saying he was concerned the awards to named plaintiffs might be conditioned on their support for the deal.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu M. Berle gave the parties three weeks to amend the incentive award provision and other aspects of the settlement agreement they reached in March. Named plaintiffs Dania Madrigal and Josh Chastain, who filed...
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