Jury Rejects Wage-Hour Classes’ Claims.

EI President Jonathan Walker testified at trial on behalf of Taco Bell Corporation and Taco Bell of America, Inc. in Medlock v. Taco Bell et al. regarding alleged violations of California wage-hour laws. Dr. Walker’s testimony concerned liability to members of two classes of present and former Taco Bell employees. Plaintiffs had sought over $169 million in damages and penalties on behalf of these classes. A federal jury rejected both classes’ claims. The jury found in favor of a third class and awarded $496,000 in damages to its members. EI Sr. Economist Erica Greulich, Sr. Economist James Bono and Economist Anna Koyfman also worked on the case. Taco Bell was represented by Shephard, Mullin, Richter & Hamilton.