A Philadelphia judge has certified as a class all Pennsylvania Wal-Mart employees who believe they were not compensated for rest and meal breaks they allegedly missed over the course of the past seven years.

Judge Mark I. Bernstein’s decision in Hummel v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. came just days after a California jury awarded a class with similar complaints $172 million following four months of testimony. Of that award $115 million was for punitive damages.

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