CVS' $13M Deal To End 78K Workers' Bag Check Claims OK'd

Law360, Los Angeles (October 3, 2016, 9:26 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to CVS Caremark Corp.'s $12.75 million settlement of claims it shorted roughly 78,000 workers on pay for time they spent in security checks, saying the deal looks to be "in order."

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard E. Rico issued a written tentative ruling before the start of a hearing Monday, indicating he was planning to approve the deal proposed by named plaintiffs Kimberly Murphy, Elizabeth Ortiz and Gail Miller. The plaintiffs had urged Judge Rico to approve the deal in their briefs in support of preliminary approval, noting that he had previously...

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