Monday, March 08, 2010

Hobbs vs. News-Press Lawsuit Resolved

Dawn Hobbs' lawsuit against the Santa Barbara News-Press over its alleged failure to pay her overtime compensation when she was a reporter for the paper has been "resolved."

The trial in the case started on February 25 and was estimated to last 30 days. Apparently, somebody heard enough after less than two weeks of testimony trial.

Jurors who were seated in the case were scheduled to be released and allowed to go home at 1:30 Monday afternoon. There is reportedly a confidentiality agreement in place which prevents all those associated with the matter from talking about the details of the resolution of the lawsuit or whether in fact the case had been "settled" as opposed to simply "dismissed."

Hobbs had been seeking damages in a six-figure amount.

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