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Nichols Kaster, PLLP Seeks Certification of a Nationwide Class Action for Retail Employees Who Were Shorted Commissions

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - May 2, 2008) - On May 2, 2008, Plaintiffs in the lawsuit Sibley et al v. Sprint Nextel Corp. and Sprint/United Management Co., Court File No. 2:08-cv-02063 (U.S. District of Kansas), filed a motion seeking to certify the case as a nationwide class action. The action was brought by several of Sprint Nextel's current and former retail employees who claim that the company did not pay them all their commissions due. They allege that the telecommunications company shorted them commissions they earned for the sale of products and services at its retail stores. They also assert that Sprint Nextel required them to go through a time-consuming internal company process to recover unpaid commissions where they experienced lengthy delays, multiple appeals of the same shortages and improper deductions, and at times a wholesale failure to respond to their appeals. They state that this burdensome and ineffective internal process appears to be intended to cause employees to abandon pursuing their commissions.

If the case is certified, Plaintiffs estimate that it will include thousands of Sprint Nextel retail employees across the country. They estimate these employees have been shorted anywhere from $100 to over $1,000 per month in commissions.

Plaintiffs' attorney Michele Fisher stated, "A few hundred dollars per month may not seem like a lot of money to a large corporation like Sprint Nextel, but these shortages are detrimental to the hard working retail employees who need that money to pay their rent and their bills. We will do everything we can to help these people recover the commissions they earned."

Plaintiffs are represented by Michele Fisher, Paul Lukas, Donald Nichols, and Charles Frohman from Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California. You may find additional information at or by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492.