Apparel Seller's $2.8M Bag-Check Deal OK'd On 2nd Try

Law360, Los Angeles (October 4, 2016, 6:04 PM EDT) -- A California judge granted preliminary approval Tuesday to surf-style retailer Tilly's $2.8 million deal ending claims it shorted 4,000 workers on their wages by requiring unpaid security "bag checks," after the parties scrapped a plan to give unclaimed funds to a charity started by Tilly's founder. 

In a hearing that lasted only minutes, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Highberger said he was approving the motion for preliminary approval of the class action settlement filed by named plaintiff Karina Whitten, as the parties had addressed his main concerns — high settlement administration costs, and the parties' proposal to divert any leftover...

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