Waiters Seek OK For $1.4M Settlement From Brewery

Law360, New York (August 27, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of waiters and bartenders who sued Heartland Brewery Inc. for alleged violations of federal and state labor laws has asked a federal judge to certify a putative class of 2,100 and approve a $1.4 million settlement.

The motion for certification and settlement approval was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. A fairness hearing on the proposed agreement has been set for Sept. 3, an attorney for the plaintiffs said.

If approved, the pact would settle a...
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