Trimet motioned to have the entire case dismissed on various grounds. The judge denied all the motions except for 2.
1-If operators did not time slip at the end of their runs they are responsible for that action alone. Although the process to claim extra time is cumbersome there is no 'official' policy that prevents operators from time slipping. If operators don't do it that's on them.
2-Trimet is not required to pay operators for the time involved in getting their medical card which is required to be a passenger bus driver.
All the other items within the class action are valid. Of course either party can appeal this decision to the court of appeals.
Knowing Trimet as I do I would say its safe to assume they will drag this out as long as they can.
Trimet has unlimited tax funds so why would anybody at Trimet care about costs?
So far Trimet has been on the losing end of these court decisions.