Judge OKs $8M FedEx Meal, Rest Break Settlement

By Melissa Lipman (January 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has preliminarily approved an $8 million settlement that a FedEx Corp. unit reached in 2007 with California plaintiffs in two suits accusing the company of failing to provide meal and rest breaks in violation of state law.

Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California signed off on the agreement Dec. 31.

The arrangement winds down two long-running suits: the current 2006 case originally filed in state court but removed by FedEx Ground Package System Inc. to the district court, and a 2002 suit in an Orange County, Calif., court, that...

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