AT&T Class Action

Court grants preliminary approval of $17 million class action settlement on behalf of IT employees of AT&T Services in action filed by Plaintiffs Duane Waters, Debra Turner and Rudy Fajardo .

On September 13, 2010, United States District Court Magistrate Judge Bernard Zimmerman granted a motion for preliminary approval of a $17,000,000 settlement of a class action case for unpaid wages on behalf of a class of approximately 671 persons who worked in California for AT&T Services, Inc. as Sr. IT Analysts, Sr. QC Test Analysts and Sr. Database Administrators from August 27, 2005 through September 13, 2010. (Waters v. AT&T Services, Inc. Case No. CV 09-3983 BZ , U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.). The lawsuit was filed by Plaintiffs Duane Waters, Debra Turner and Rudy Fajardo, who are former employees of AT&T Services.

On October 14, 2010, a Notice of Class Action settlement will be mailed to the address each class member has on file with AT&T Services, Inc. If you are a class member and would like to receive monetary compensation from the class action settlement proceeds, you must return a claim form by December 13, 2010. A hearing on the motion for final approval of the settlement is presently scheduled for February 9, 2011 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Below are links to various documents in the case, including the Plaintiffs' Complaint and First Amended, Defendant's Answer to the First Amended Complaint, the Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement, Case Management Statements, and various court orders, including the Court's order granting preliminary approval of the class action settlement, as well as links to the Notice of Class Action Settlement, Claim Form, Exclusion Form and Settlement Agreement.

If you are a member of the class, you should be receiving the Class Notice and Claim Form in the mail. If you have not received these documents, please contact CPT Group at 888-885-3961 or contact our office at 310-396-0731.

PLEASE REVIEW THESE DOCUMENTS AND SUBMIT THE CLAIM FORM BY DECEMBER 13, 2010 TO RECEIVE MONETARY COMPENSATION TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED IN THIS CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Seplow at 310-396-0731

Links:

Pleadings and related documents

Class Action Complaint: 8-27-09

First Amended Class Action Complaint: 9-17-09

Defendant's Answer to First Amended Complaint: 10-28-09

Joint Case Management Statement: 12-7-09

Joint Case Management Statement: 5-17-09

Declaration of Julie Green on Behalf of Claims Administrator With Respect to Mailing of Class Notices (10-25-10)


Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement and related documents, including Joint Stipulation of Class Settlement

Unopposed Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement and Provisional Certification of the Class; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support Therof: 7-15-10

Declaration of Michael D. Seplow in Support of Motion for the Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement and Provisional Certification of the Class and Exhibits 1-4: 7-15-10

Defendant's Statement of Non-Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement: 7-22-10

Notice of Lodging of Executed Settlement Agreement and Joint Stipulation Between Plaintiffs and Defendant: 7-23-10

Declaration of Michael D. Seplow in Further Support of Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement and Provisional Certification of the Class and Exhibits 1-4 (including final executed Class Action Settlement Agreement): 8-23-10

Declaration of Thomas E. Geidt in Support of Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement and Provisional Certification of the Class: 8-23-10

Plaintiff's Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Adequacy of Former Employees as Class Representatives in Response to August 5, 2010 Order: 8-23-10


Motion for Final Approval of Class Settlement and Related Documents

Motion for Final Approval

Motion for Award of Attorneys Fees

Declaration of Michael D. Seplow

Declaration of Thomas W. Falvey

Declaration of J.D. Henderson

Declaration of Julie Green

Declaration of Barrett S. Litt

Declaration of Debra Turner

Declaration of Douglas Silverstein

Declaration of Duane Waters

Declaration of Matthew Righetti

Declaration of Randy Renick

Declaration of Rudy Fajardo

Declaration of Todd M. Schneider

Supplemental Declaration of Michael D. Seplow -- 2-4-11

Court Orders

First Case Management Order: 12-16-09

Civil Minute Order: 8-4-10

Order for Further Briefing and Filing: 8-5-10

Order for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, Conditional Class Certification, Approval of Class Notice and Setting of a Final Fairness Hearing: 9-13-10

Order Amending Order for Preliminary Approval of Class Settlement: 9-30-10


Class Notice, Claim Form, Exclusion Form and Settlement Agreement

Notice of Class Action Settlement

Claim Form

Request for Exclusion Form

Joint Stipulation of Class Settlement and Release Between Plaintiffs and Defendant (Settlement Agreement) 8-23-10