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Class Action Lawsuits Against Family Dollar Stores Inc.

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October 25, 2011

Family Dollar Stores Inc Class Action Law Suit For Discriminatory Pay Practises

Family Dollar Stores was sued for discriminatory pay practices by female Store Managers.

Recovery was sought for compensatory and punitive money damages, attorneys' fees and equitable relief. There are 48 named plantiffs, with no additional opt-ins.

The case was filed to the N.C.Federal Court.

October 25, 2011

Family Dollar Stores Inc Class Action Lawsuit Sued for Securities Fraud

Family Dollar Stores were sued for rejecting a proposal by Trian Group to acquire Family Dollar Stores. The stockholders sued the Board of Directors where they claimed the directors breached their fiduciary duties by not agreeing to sell Family Dollar Stores and by adopting a stockholders' rights plan.

The complaint sought various forms of relief, including damages and an order that the Board of Directors enter into negotiations to sell Family Dollar Stores to Trian Group and redeem or rescind the stockholders' rights plan. This lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice.

The case was filed in North Carolina Business Court.

April 6, 2011

Family Dollar Stores Inc Class Action Lawsuit Sued for Employment Law Breach

Family Dollar Stores is sued on behalf of store Team Members who are paid on an hourly basis. The case claims that the Team Members were required to work off the clock and without breaks and this is in violation of the Kentucky Wages and Hours Law.

The plaintiffs seek the value of their unpaid wages (off-the-clock time and statutory breaks), liquidated damages in an equal amount, attorney's fees and costs, and pre- and post-judgment interest.

Family Dollar Stores sought dismissal of this matter. But the Court granted Family Dollar Stores's dismissal without prejudice.

The case was initally filed in the Circuit Court in Jefferson County, Kentucky. However, it was then removed to the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

April 7, 2010

Family Dollar Stores Inc Employment Law Class Action Law Suit Payment of $35.6 Million

Several cases have been filed been filed by store managers claiming the company breached the FLSA or similar state laws by classifying Store Managers as "exempt" employees who are not entitled to overtime compensation.

Family Dollar Stores paid the judgment of $35.6 million, plus interest, attorney's fees and other related costs, thus concluding the litigation.

Family Dollar Stores currently has 22 such cases pending against it. The complaints in each action request that the cases proceed as collective actions under the FLSA or as class actions under state law and request recovery of overtime pay, liquidated damages, and attorneys' fees and court costs.

April 7, 2010

Family Dollar Stores Inc Class Action Law Suit Sued For Equal Pay

Family Dollar Stores was sued by female store managers for discriminatory pay practices.

This case was pled as a putative class action or collective action under applicable statutes on behalf of all Family Dollar female store managers.

The case seeks recovery of compensatory and punitive money damages, recovery of attorneys' fees and equitable relief.

The case was filed in N.C. Federal Court.

July 8, 2008

Family Dollar Stores Inc Class Action Law Suit Sued for Misclassification of Employees

Family Dollar Stores was sued by Store Managers because they were not classified as "exempt" employees under the FLSA. The case claims that these employees have not been properly compensated.

Several cases have been filed by store managers making similar allegations against Family Dollar Stores, i.e., that Family Dollar Stores violated the FLSA or similar state laws by classifying the named plaintiffs and other current and former Store Managers as "exempt" employees who are not entitled to overtime compensation.

The complaints in each action request that the cases proceed as collective actions under the FLSA or as class actions under state law and request recovery of overtime pay, liquidated damages, and attorneys' fees and court costs.