Target's $9M PAGA Deal Ending Seating Suits OK'd

By Dorothy Atkins (July 24, 2018, 10:41 PM EDT) -- A California judge said Tuesday he'll approve Target Corp.'s $9 million settlement resolving several suits alleging that the retailer violated the state's Private Attorneys General Act by failing to provide seating for more than 90,000 cashiers, calling it a model deal while expressing discomfort with its 40 percent attorneys' fee award.

During a hearing in Oakland, California, Alameda Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman said he was uncomfortable approving 40 percent in attorneys fees. But he said he would approve the $3.9 million in fees and $200,000 in costs, based on the lodestar, which he said was reasonable.

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