SAN DIEGO (AP) - A judge has awarded $10 million to newspaper carriers and their lawyers in a lawsuit against the former owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
The judge says about 1,200 carriers who delivered papers from 2005 through mid-2007 were employees entitled to reimbursement for their car mileage and other expenses - not independent contractors who had to cover their own costs.
He ruled last month that the carriers should get $5 million, of which $1 million will go to their lawyers. On Tuesday, the judge awarded another $5 million to the lawyers.
Attorneys for The Copley Press - the former owners - didn't immediately comment. The paper is under new ownership and now is called U-T San Diego.
Orange County Register carriers won $38 million in a similar lawsuit in 2009.
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