Law360 (January 16, 2019, 6:47 PM EST) — A California federal judge awarded $77 million to a class of flight attendants Wednesday after earlier finding that Virgin America Inc. failed to pay for hours worked and shorted their overtime pay, reducing the workers’ requested payout by $8 million.

U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar largely agreed with the workers and adopted their damages model, but he allowed a 25 percent reduction in Private Attorney General Act penalties based on claims by the airline that it made a good-faith attempt to comply with applicable wage-and-hour laws.

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