A spokesman for Wal-Mart says the company is "likely to appeal" a jury decision awarding $54 million to truck drivers who had sued the retail giant in a wage dispute.

Randy Hargrove said in a statement Wednesday that Wal-Mart believes its drivers are paid in compliance with California law and often in excess of what's required.

He says Wal-Mart truckers are among the highest-paid in the industry, earning from about $80,000 to more than $100,000 a year.

A federal jury found that the retail giant intentionally failed to pay hundreds of California drivers the minimum wage for activities that included inspecting and washing their trucks and for layovers.

Hargrove says the company doesn't believe the facts support the decision.