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Harlow et al. v. Sprint Nextel Corp. et al., Case No.: 02:08–CV–02222–KHV/TJJ (District of Kansas)
Class Action Commissions Settlement

February 8, 2019

The first round of settlement checks were mailed to settlement class members on January 24th.  The tax forms related to these payments are included with the checks, so please maintain them to include with your tax returns early next year. 

If you misplace the tax forms, you may contact the settlement administrator via their dedicated tax form hotline at (612) 359-2888.  For all other questions, you may contact our case clerk, Jacob Skold, via email at  We appreciate your patience during this busy time. 

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December 11, 2018

Sprint Nextel (Business Channel Employees) – Unpaid Commissions Lawsuit Update

Great news!  The Court granted final approval of the settlement.  This means settlement checks will be mailed to Settlement Class Members on approximately January 24, 2019.   A second round of settlement checks will be mailed to Settlement Class Members in late June 2018 to redistribute any uncashed or unused funds.

Click here to review the order and click here to review 12/2018 re-allocation amounts (to search the re-allocation PDF use CTRL F).

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This website provides information regarding the 2018 settlement of a class action entitled, Harlow et al. v. Sprint Nextel Corp. et al., Case No.: 02:08–CV–02222–KHV (District of Kansas).  The case was filed in May 2008.  The lawsuit alleges that because of problems with Sprint’s commissions system, Sprint did not pay all of the commissions due to former or current business channel employees. 

The Settlement Class includes: All business direct channel employees at Sprint who worked as transactional sales representatives and/or hunters, and those who managed them (including hybrid managers), during the Class Period of January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2009, who were paid in full or in part based on commission, and did not request exclusion from this case.

Sprint denies the claims, that the Settlement Class was net underpaid commissions under the terms of the commission plans, and that the Settlement Class are entitled to relief.  However, the parties believe that the proposed settlement is a fair and reasonable resolution in light of the risk and expense of continued litigation. The settlement provides that Sprint will pay $3,650,000.00 to settle this case.


This proposed settlement received preliminary approval from the Court on June 4, 2018 and will resolve all Released Claims of the Settlement Class Members who do not request exclusion from the case.


Those Class Members included in the Settlement are listed in the Settlement Allocations spreadsheet below (use Ctrl F to search for your name). Links to other settlement related documents are also provided:

Preliminary Approval of Settlement Order
Settlement Agreement
Settlement Allocations
Settlement Postcard
Notice of Settlement
Email Notice

Order Granting Permission to Send Notice of Settlement 8/14/2018

Settlement Timeline:

Item Date
Notice of Settlement Mailing 8/21/2018
Deadline for Objections and Requests for Exclusion 10/20/2018
Final Approval Hearing 12/10/2018 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 643, United States District Court, 500 State Ave., Kansas City, KS (Judge Vratil)

Updated Address Information:

Class Members are encouraged to provide updated contact information at Class Counsel’s website: