AT&T's $3M OT Suit Settlement Sunk By Flawed Claims Release

Law360, New York (August 31, 2012, 6:33 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday shot down a proposed $3.1 million settlement to resolve allegations by a putative class of employees that AT&T Inc. improperly denied them overtime, citing problems with a provision barring class members from bringing federal claims unless they opt out.

U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney issued an order denying preliminary approval of the settlement, saying that while it is “generally fair to the parties,” the deal binds class members who don't opt out of the settlement to releasing a broad...
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