A Nevada federal district court judge in In re Wal-Mart Wage & Hour Employment Practices Litigation approved a settlement between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and plaintiffs in over 30 class action lawsuits in which Wal-Mart agreed to pay up to $85 million to cover claims by over 3 million employees. Also, in Braun v. Wal-Mart Inc., a state court in Minnesota approved the settlement of a class action lawsuit covering about 100,000 employees that requires Wal-Mart to pay up to $54 million. Earlier, in December 2008, Wal-Mart reached agreements in 63 other wage and hour class action suits over off-the-clock work, failure to provide required meal and rest breaks, and failure to pay overtime. The latest group of settled cases included claims of employees in California for various alleged wage and hour violations.