Wal-Mart and its lead trial counsel, Houston’s Susman Godfrey, are now 0-for-3 in wage-and-hour class action trials.
On Tuesday, after a three-month bench trial, a state court judge in Minnesota 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, which consists of about 56,000 Wal-Mart employees in Minnesota.
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