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Kansas Federal Court Gives Final Approval to $57 Million Class Action Settlement In Labor Law Class Action Against Sprint Alleging Discriminatory Firing Of Employees Over Age 40

The Kansas City Business Journal reports that federal judge John Lungstrum has given final approval to a $57 million settlement of an employment discrimination class action against Sprint. The class action, filed in Kansas federal court, alleged that Sprint unlawfully fired nearly 1,700 employees because of their age. The Business Journal reports that the class action plaintiffs charged Sprint with using a computerized performance management system that unfairly singled out employees over 40 for termination. The settlement purportedly allocates approximately $20 million to class counsel.