NEW YORK May 12 Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N)
agreed to pay as much as $86 million to settle a class-action
lawsuit accusing it of failing to pay vacation, overtime and
other wages to thousands of former workers in California.
About 232,000 people will share in the settlement, which
was disclosed on Tuesday in a federal court filing. The accord
requires court approval.
Wal-Mart spokesman Greg Rossiter declined to comment.
The case is In re: Wal-Mart Stores Inc Wage and Hour
Litigation, U.S. District Court, Northern District of
California, No. 06-02069.
(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel and Brad Dorfman, editing by