Sky Chefs' $1.75M Wage Deal OK'd As Judge Dings Class Attys

Law360, Los Angeles (December 22, 2014, 3:57 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday granted final approval to in-flight caterer Sky Chefs Inc.’s $1.75 million deal to settle a class action alleging it underpaid thousands of employees, overcoming concerns about the thoroughness of plaintiffs’ counsel to rule the settlement is fair.

U.S. District Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu issued an order granting final approval to Sky Chefs’ settlement with a class of 2,995 current or former hourly nonexempt employees who worked for the company from March 2008 through December 2013. Judge Ryu granted final approval despite noting in her order that plaintiffs’ counsel never fully addressed the concerns that...

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