Ernst & Young and its former consulting unit, Capgemini, have agreed to pay a combined $20 million to settle a class-action lawsuit in which clients sued them for overcharging them for travel expenses.

Miller County, Ark., Circuit Judge Kirk Johnson gave preliminary approval to the settlements, under which E&Y will pay $18 million, while Capgemini will pay $2 million, according to Jeffrey Angelovich, an attorney for the plaintiffs and a partner at the Texas law firm Nix Patterson & Roach.

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