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Judge OK’s Wal-Mart Settlement up to $85M

(CN) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. got the final OK to settle millions of workers' wage complaints for $65 million to $85 million. U.S. District Judge Philip Pro in Las Vegas gave final approval of the settlement covering 39 class actions from several states against the world's largest retailer.

Pro ruled that attorneys will get one-third of the total settlement, or as much as $28 million.

"Class Counsel have achieved an exceptionally favorable result for the members of the settlement classes by diligently pursuing this complex litigation for years despite the substantial risk of no recovery," Pro wrote.

Workers claimed the company failed to pay them for overtime, doctored time cards and prevented them from taking breaks.

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