PacBell, Call Center Workers' $1.5M Deal OK'd

Law360, New York (March 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $1.5 million settlement between Pacific Bell Telephone Company and call center workers who alleged the company did not compensated them for overtime work.

Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California gave the green light to the deal in an order Friday. A final settlement approval hearing is scheduled for Oct. 2.

Judge Damrell also conditionally certified two classes for settlement purposes only. Specifically, he approved a California class,...
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