Nos. A096721, A097810, A098799.

9 Cal.Rptr.3d 544 (2004)

115 Cal.App.4th 715

Rose M. BELL et al., Plaintiffs and Respondents, v. FARMERS INSURANCE EXCHANGE, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division One.

As Modified on Denial of Rehearing March 9, 2004.

Review Denied May 12, 2004.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Winston & Strawn, Lee T. Paterson, Jessie A. Kohler, Los Angeles, Lascher & Lascher, Wendy Cole Lascher, Ventura, for Defendant and Appellant.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Pamela L. Hemminger, Los Angeles, for California Chamber of Commerce, California Manufacturers & Technology Association and California Retailers Association, as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Appellant.

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, Douglas R. Hart, Elicia N. Bernstein, Los Angeles, for the Personal Insurance Federation of California and the Association of California Insurance Companies, as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Appellant.

Rudy, Exelrod & Zieff, Steven G. Zieff, Kenneth J. Sugarman, Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain, Michael Rubin, Scott A. Kronland, Laura Juran, San Francisco, for Plaintiffs and Respondents.


In this class action for unpaid overtime, Farmers Insurance Exchange (FIE) has filed separate notices of appeal from a judgment awarding the plaintiffs' class $90,009,208.12 for unpaid overtime compensation, plus prejudgment interest of $32,303,048 and from a series of postjudgment orders that inter alia adopted a plan of distribution and awarded common fund attorney fees and costs. We reverse the portion of the judgment for unpaid double-time hours worked...


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