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Minnesota to Get $14 Million from Wal-Mart Settlement

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will receive $14 million as part of a settlement between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and state workers who sued the world's biggest retailer over not paying them for all hours they had worked.

Wal-Mart won preliminary court approval on Tuesday to pay $54.3 million to settle the lawsuit.

"The settlement allows recovery on points where the court ruled against the plaintiffs," workers' attorney Justin Perl said in a hearing Wednesday urging approval. "We believe the terms of the payment to the Department of Labor and Industry is the largest payment [of its kind] in Minnesota history," he said.

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