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A California federal judge on Friday gutted a $7.3 million attorneys’ fees bid from Taco Bell workers who won on claims they were shortchanged on meal breaks but lost on other claims, calling the request “inflated” and “unreasonable,” particularly with the action’s limited success.
Taco Bell workers who won at trial on claims they were shorted wages for meal breaks urged a California federal judge Friday to hold off ruling on their request for $7.3 million in attorneys’ fees, saying the matter is better left decided after appeal.
Taco Bell Corp. urged a California federal court on Wednesday to deny a request for $7.3 million in attorneys’ fees from a class of workers who won at trial on claims they were shorted wages for meal breaks, calling the sum excessive given the jury’s decision to award less than $500,000.
Taco Bell Corp. urged a California federal judge on Friday to undo a jury’s decision to award nearly $496,000 to a class of workers claiming they were improperly compensated for missed meal breaks, arguing they didn’t provide evidence over how damages could be calculated.
A California federal jury has found that Taco Bell underpaid its workers when they missed their meal breaks in violation of California law, and awarded the class nearly $496,000, though the jury found no issue with the chain’s other rest and meal break policies.
A class of Taco Bell employees that are trying to prove the restaurant is liable for enforcing an illegal rest break policy told a California federal court on Wednesday that the company's opposition to their arguments focuses on irrelevant facts.
Taco Bell urged a California federal court Wednesday to refuse partial summary judgment to workers suing over the fast-food chain’s break policies, saying the class still has not shown that a purported rest break policy document actually constitutes companywide policy.
A California federal judge on Wednesday upbraided Taco Bell Corp.’s bid to dismiss claims in a consolidated class action alleging the fast-food chain deprived employees of meal breaks, saying the claims were sufficiently alleged, while also threatening sanctions for any more time-wasting litigation tactics.
A California federal judge has ruled that a certified class of Taco Bell Corp. workers failed to provide proof of a policy they allege denied the workers timely meal breaks, rejecting their request to find the fast-food chain liable for breaking state law.
A certified class of Taco Bell Corp. employees on Wednesday urged a California federal court to rule that the fast-food giant instituted a policy that flouted state law because it did not provide timely meal breaks.