SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
IN AND FOR PIERCE COUNTY
Case No. 20-2-06558-2
TO: All persons who, at any time from June 18, 2017 through February 5, 2021, were employed by DIRECTV LLC. as a home dispatched service technician based out of a DIRECTV location in the State of Washington.
- Michael J. Burger, Isaacc Haynes, and William A. Yates, Jr. filed a lawsuit against DIRECTV, LLC. (“DIRECTV”) in Pierce County Superior Court alleging that DIRECTV failed to pay for all hours worked, including time spent commuting to and from home, and failed provide compliant meal and rest periods under Washington law and/or failed to provide proper payment for any missed, interrupted, shortened, untimely, or non-compliant meal and periods under Washington law. The lawsuit seeks to certify a class action to recover allegedly unpaid wages on behalf of a class of home dispatched service technicians who worked for DIRECTV in Washington at any time between June 18, 2017 through February 5, 2021.
- DIRECTV strongly denies these allegations and further denies that the Action is appropriate for class treatment for any purpose other than settlement.
- The purpose of the Notice is to advise you that a class-wide settlement has been reached in the case (the “Class Action Settlement”) and that the Court has granted preliminary approval of the settlement terms. A summary of the settlement terms and your rights are set out in this Class Notice.
- Nothing in the Class Notice, or the Settlement itself, or any actions to carry out the terms of the Settlement mean that DIRECTV admits any fault, guilt, negligence, wrongdoing or liability whatsoever. The Court has made no findings regarding the above claims.
- The Class Action Settlement includes a total maximum settlement payment by DIRECTV of $1,325,000.
- You have been identified as potentially eligible to participate in this lawsuit as a member of the class for purposes of settlement. To qualify for a share of this payment, you must have: (1) worked for DIRECTV as a home dispatched service technician based out of a DIRECTV location in the State of Washington at any time from June 18, 2017 through February 5, 2021, and (2) not excluded yourself from the Class Action Settlement.
- You do not have to do anything to be eligible to receive a share of the settlement payment.
- If you want to be part of the settlement, you do not need to do anything further at this time. You will automatically be a part of the settlement and will receive a share of the settlement fund approved by the Court in a settlement check sent to you. If you do not want to be part of the class-wide settlement, you must request to be excluded in writing by mail postmarked on or before May 3, 2021.
- If you remain a member of the class for purposes of the settlement, you also have the right to object to the terms of the settlement if you wish but are not required to do so to remain a member of the settlement class. You may object by writing the Court and your objections will considered if sent by mail postmarked on or before May 3, 2021.
- The Pierce County Superior Court will hold a hearing to determine whether the settlement should receive final approval as “fair, adequate and reasonable.” The hearing will take place at 9:00 a.m. on May 7, 2021.
- These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the Notice.
- The Court in charge of this Case still has to decide whether to finally approve the Settlement. If the Court approves the Settlement, payments will be made after any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Please read the information provided on this website and the settlement documents carefully.