Plaintiff's attorneys in a break-time class action against Wal-Mart are asking for more than $46 million in court-ordered attorneys' fees. "Last October, a Philadelphia jury awarded nearly $78.5 million to the class in Hummel v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which is comprised of some 186,000 current and former employees of Pennsylvania Wal-Marts who claimed they weren't properly paid for missed rest breaks and off-the-clock work." Further proceedings may result in the payment of additional sums to members of the class, however. Philadelphia's Legal Intelligencer has more.
The rewards of break time