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Verizon Wireless Settles for $1.9M in 'Wage Theft' Lawsuit
Verizon Wireless Settles for $1.9M in 'Wage Theft' Lawsuit

A federal judge in September approved a nearly $1.9 million settlement to a class action lawsuit brought against Cello Partnership, which does business as Verizon Wireless, by a former Marietta store employee who alleged the telecommunications giant underpaid workers.

The suit — which was filed in federal court, but settled in mediation in March — awarded nearly 4,000 current and former Verizon store workers across the nation more than $1 million in compensation, according to an order passed down by Chief Judge Algenon Marbley of The Southern District of Ohio. The money will be distributed based on the numbers of unpaid hours worked.

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