Sprint Nextel, already in financial trouble, now faces a class action lawsuit by 19,000 current and former employees who said they were shortchanged on sales commissions.
A federal judge in Kansas ruled that the lawsuit can continue. Sprint previously denied the charges, which stated that the problem was caused by computer issues during Sprint’s merger with Nextel Communications.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs have not yet stated any specific amounts. However, Sprint is not in a good position to pay a large judgment right now, having lost $326 million in the third quarter. The company’s top CDMA executive, John Garcia, stepped down this week.
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