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Court Certifies Class of Call Center Employees Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP in Lawsuit Against Qwest Communications

 

Marketwire

December 22, 2009

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 12/22/09 -- On December 16, 2009, the District Court of Minnesota certified several classes of hundreds of employees working in Qwest Communications' Small Business and Consumer Call Centers who are alleging that Qwest failed to pay them for time working "off-the-clock."

In its decision, the Court rejected the argument that the case could not proceed on a class-wide basis because the claims of each individual were so unique. Rather, the Court, in modifying the definition of the classes it certified, noted, "It would be inefficient to require class members to try these claims individually in various courts across the country, seeking relatively small recoveries."

Plaintiffs are represented by James Kaster, Matthew Morgan and Reena Desai from Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California. The case is entitled Burch et al v. Qwest Communications International, Inc. et al, Civ. No. 06-3523 (D. Minn.)

Additional information about the case is located at www.nka.com or may be obtained by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492.