Con-Way Reaches $3.5M Deal To End Truckers' Break Suit

Law360, San Francisco (September 16, 2016, 10:00 PM EDT) -- Con-Way Freight Inc. agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a class action brought by truck drivers who claim the shipping company pressured them to skip meal breaks in order to meet tight delivery schedules, according to a settlement filed in California federal court Friday.

The settlement proposes to pay a class of nearly 1,000 truck drivers in California approximately $1,050 each to release Con-Way from all of the drivers' wage-violation claims against it and awards class counsel $1.16 million in attorneys' fees.

"Class members have an opportunity for an immediate, guaranteed payout now in lieu of the possibility of an...

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