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Wal-Mart worker ruling is reversed

From Times Wire Services

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. assistant managers in California won reversal of a ruling barring them from suing as a group on claims they were denied overtime pay and meal breaks.

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said a lower court erred when it refused to grant the workers’ request to proceed with a class, or group, lawsuit because many included in the proposed group had already left the company.

The 9th Circuit sent the case back to federal court in Los Angeles for it to reconsider the class-action request.


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