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Attorneys Win $43 Million From Meal, Rest Break Settlement

Oct. 22, 2019, 8:20 PM

A California judge has approved the payment of $43.2 million in attorneys’ fees as part of a class action settlement spanning three lawsuits and more than 8,500 security service workers.

The workers had accused Wackenhut—now doing business as G4S Secure Solutions—of not providing adequate breaks, in violation of California labor laws. The lawsuits took fourteen years and raised novel issues of class action litigation, Judge William F. Highberger said Oct. 21 for the California Superior Court.

The class was represented by Rosen Marsili Rapp LLP; Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld; and James Hawkins APLC. The firms represented a total of 8,751...

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