Massachusetts Supreme Court Exludes Expert Witness Testimony in WalMart Case Part 2

The Massachusetts Supreme court ruled Wednesday against Walmart in a victory for some 67,500 current and former employees who claimed the retail giant withheld their wages and cut short their breaks The Boston Herald reports:

The Supreme Judicial Court vacated a 2006 trial court ruling that decertified the hourly employees’ class-action lawsuit, excluded testimony of their expert witness and granted partial summary judgment to Wal-Mart. The SJC said the judge “abused his discretion” because he “acted not on the basis of any challenge to (the expert’s) methodology, but essentially on his view that the records themselves were insufficiently reliable.”