FedEx To Pay $14.4M In Expenses To Workers

By Liz McKenzie (October 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- FedEx Corp. will shell out roughly $14.4 million in reimbursed job-related expenses and interest to current and former drivers of FedEx Ground.

William J. Cahill, a referee appointed by the California Superior Court, issued the award on Oct. 10, increasing the original payout granted by the 2005 trial court by nearly $9 million.

"For the 203 people covered by Estrada, this is a huge victory," said lead counsel for the California drivers Lynn Rossman Faris of Leonard Carder LLP.

Cahill, who was appointed as referee during the initial Estrada v. FedEx Ground trial in 2005, reviewed thousands of expense records provided...

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