NY Judge Signs Off On $13.5M Duane Reade OT Deal

By Adam Lidgett (May 8, 2017, 6:36 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Friday approved a $13.5 million deal to settle a class action alleging the Duane Reade drugstore chain didn't pay overtime wages to assistant store managers, but he refused to sign off on a provision that would have limited references to the case on the class counsel's web or social media pages.

U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken signed off on the settlement that would end overtime pay litigation between workers and the Walgreens Co. subsidiary that has been ongoing since January 2011.

But he rejected the measure to restrict internet mentions of the case, saying...

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