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The rewards of break time

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.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.