U.S. High Court Declines To Review $188M Class Award For Wal-Mart Workers

(April 4, 2016, 11:42 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on April 4 denied petitions for writ of certiorari filed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sam’s East (collectively, Wal-Mart) seeking to overturn a nearly $188 million wage-and-hour award for a class of workers who allege that they were forced to work through rest breaks (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Michele Braun, et al., Nos. 14-1123 and 14-1124, U.S. Sup.).

Wal-Mart asked the high court justices to decide whether the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution’s due process clause bars a...
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