PASADENA, Calif. - A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel majority on June 3 upheld a class settlement between a janitorial company and franchisees who claimed that they were misclassified as independent contractors and had their franchise agreements breached, finding the terms fair and adequate (Sabrina Laguna, et al. v. Coverall North America, Inc., et al., No. 12-55479, 9th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 10259).