HALL V. L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.

HALL V. L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.
CASE NO. 2:15-CV-00231-SAB
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON

If you were a National Guard or Reserve member of the Armed Forces who applied for a Senior Pilot I position at L3 Technologies, L-3 Communications Corporation, L-3 Vertex Aerospace or L-3 Communications Integrated Systems between January 1, 2011 and September 28, 2018, you could receive benefits under this class action settlement.

  • A former member of the Washington Air National Guard who applied to work for a Senior Pilot I position at L3 Technologies (f/k/a L-3 Communications Corporation), L-3 Vertex Aerospace, and/or L-3 Communications Integrated Systems (collectively “L-3”) has sued L-3 for rejecting his application for employment based on his then existing military obligations to and/or status in the Washington Air National Guard.

  • The Court has determined that the lawsuit can proceed as a class action on behalf of a group of persons who were National Guard or Reserve members of the Armed Forces when they applied to work for L-3 as a Senior Pilot I between January 1, 2011 and September 28, 2018, and were not hired as a Senior Pilot I by L-3 during that time period.  A “Senior Pilot I” is a pilot position with one of L-3’s Intelligence Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (“ISR”) Programs flying King Air 350 planes outside the Continental United States in ISR missions.  A Senior Pilot I may also be referred to as a “Pilot 3” position.

  • Under the Settlement, you may be eligible to receive compensation if you are a member of the Class. 

The Court has preliminarily approved the Settlement.  For the Settlement to become final and any payments or benefits to be distributed, the Court will need to issue a final approval order after a final approval hearing, which is now scheduled for July 16, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Please continue to check this website for any changes to the hearing.

For additional details about the Settlement, you may view the Court Documents available on this website.       

SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS & OPTIONS
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM

OPTION #1: SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM TO RECEIVE SETTLEMENT BENEFITS.  If you applied for a Senior Pilot I position at L-3 between January 1, 2011 and September 28, 2018, you may file a Claim Form. See Section 10 in the Notice for instructions for submitting a Claim Form. Based on the information in your Claim Form, you may receive a share of the Settlement Fund.  A Claim Form must be submitted by any eligible Settlement Class Member to the Administrator in order to receive a payment under the Settlement Agreement.

DO NOTHING

OPTION #2: DO NOTHING.  If you do nothing, you will not receive the benefits provided in the Settlement Agreement, regardless of whether you applied to work at L-3 as a Senior Pilot I. You also give up your right to sue L-3 on these claims.

EXCLUDE YOURSELF

OPTION #3: EXCLUDE YOURSELF/“OPT OUT.” If you wish to exclude
yourself (“opt out”) from the Settlement you must follow the directions outlined in
Section 12 of the Notice. If you exclude yourself, you will not receive payment and you cannot object to the Settlement. Your exclusion request must be postmarked no later than May 7, 2019.

OBJECT/ COMMENT

OPTION #4: OBJECT/COMMENT.  You may write to the Court and explain why you do not like one or more aspects of the proposed Settlement.  You must do so by no later than May 7, 2019.