Viacom Strikes $7.2M Deal To End Intern Wages Suit

By Y. Peter Kang (March 11, 2015, 10:32 PM EDT) -- Viacom Inc. agreed to pay about $7.2 million to resolve a putative class action brought by two former interns who claimed they were unlawfully denied minimum wage, the plaintiffs told a New York federal court Wednesday.

Named plaintiffs Casey Ojeda and Karina Reynaga filed a motion for preliminary approval of a class action deal that would resolve both federal and state wage claims following nine months of settlement negotiations, according to court documents.

"Further litigation here would cause additional expense and delay," the interns said in a memorandum supporting their preliminary approval bid. "If the court denied the motions, a fact-intensive...

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