In Salvas v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., ___ N.E.2d ___, 2008 WL 4291637 (Mass. Sept. 23, 2008), the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts reversed an order decertifying a class of current and former Wal-Mart hourly workers who claimed that Wal-Mart failed to provide meal period and rest breaks as required by law. The Court remanded the case "for entry of an order certifying the class and further proceedings consistent with this opinion." Id. at *20. [Link to opinion courtesy of Legal Blog Watch.]
Yesterday's National Law Journal reported that "Mass. High Court Orders Certification of Wal-Mart Meal Breaks Class Action."