Jury Nixes $40M Meal Break Suit By Fla. Sheriff's Deputies

Law360, Miami (July 25, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT) -- A jury in Florida state court reached a verdict late Wednesday in favor of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in a class action brought by detention deputies who claimed they should have been paid during meal breaks, rejecting claims that could have resulted in damages of up to $40 million.

With a class of approximately 1,000 former and current officers, led by retired Deputy Douglas J. Morgan, the claims, dating to 2004, could have resulted in damages of $30 million to $40 million, according to Richard...
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