U.S. Court Declines To Hear Family Dollar Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a verdict by a federal jury in Alabama which led to the awarding of more than $35 million to 1,424 current and former employees of Family Dollar stores.

The decision by the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal means the decision awarding the Family Dollar employees for unpaid overtime wages will stand.

The jury found in a 2006 trial in federal court in Tuscaloosa that North Carolina-based Family Dollar classified many workers as managers even though their duties included tasks like mopping floors and unloading trucks.

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  • by Ed Location: NC on Oct 6, 2009 at 05:31 AM
    Figuring all of the appeals that led to the Supreme Court the lawyers ended up with at least 60% of that money. That works out to $9800 per employee. In true American fashion, the plaintiffs lose, the defendants lose and the lawyers hit a grand slam.

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