Wal-Mart and lead trial counsel Susman Godfrey are 0-for-3 in wage-and-hour class action trials. Tuesday, after a three-month bench trial, a Minnesota judge ruled that in failing to provide rest breaks, Wal-Mart broke state labor laws more than 2 million times. Judge Robert King Jr. awarded $6.5 million in compensatory damages to the class, consisting of about 56,000 Wal-Mart employees in Minnesota. The ruling follows a $172 million jury verdict in California and a $78 million jury verdict in Pennsylvania.
Wal-Mart Loses $6.5 Million Wage-and-Hour Class Action
The American Lawyer
July 2, 2008