A Massachusetts state court judge on Wednesday struck down efforts by famed class action lawyer Frederick Furth to try to settle a wage-and-hour class action against Wal-Mart in that state.

As we previously reported, Furth had been accused by other plaintiffs lawyers in the case of going behind their backs to try to strike a collusive deal with Wal-Mart’s lawyers from Greenberg Traurig. Furth denied the accusation and asserted that he had negotiated an excellent settlement proposal for the class that was worth $20 million to $40 million.

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