California Federal Judge: Frito-Lay Wage Settlement Has Not Been Shown To Be Fair

(May 31, 2016, 2:19 PM EDT) -- FRESNO, Calif. — The named plaintiff in a wage-and-hour class complaint filed against Frito-Lay Inc. has failed to show that a $600,000 settlement is fair because the plaintiff’s counsel appeared to rely on a faulty valuation that resulted in an unjustified discounting of the claims, a California federal judge ruled May 25 (Eliazar Sanchez, et al. v. Frito-Lay, Inc., No. 14-797, E.D. Calif.).

(Order available. Document #43-160603-018R.)

Eliazar Sanchez filed a putative class action complaint in the Kern County, Calif., Superior Court, accusing Frito-Lay of violating...
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