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Mealey's Labor & Employment - Wal-Mart Agrees To Pay $65 Million To Settle Cashier Seating Class Suit

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $65 million and launch a "Seating Pilot Program," which will provide seating to its cashiers, to end more than nine years of litigation over the retailer's failure to provide seats, according to a motion for preliminary approval of the settlement filed Oct. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Nisha Brown, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al., No. 09-3339, N.D. Calif.).