WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A $20.9 million settlement of 15 lawsuits filed across the country in 30 states and the District of Columbia alleging that Rite Aid Corp. illegally classified its assistant store managers as exempt in order to avoid paying them overtime wages received preliminary approval June 18 from a Pennsylvania federal judge (Shirley Craig, et al. v. Rite Aid Corporation, et al., No. 4:08-cv-02317, M.D. Pa.). The settlement amount includes attorneys’ fees not to exceed one-third of the settlement fund.