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April 8, 2005
Wesley Colvin, Plaintiff
AUSWR Board Members and general membership
This is the latest about the Colvin v. Qwest (Retiree Telephone Concession case). . .
Today, I received Judge Michael A. Schiferl's April 7, 2005 orders and copies are attached hereto.  In his first order, Judge Schiferl makes findings of fact and conclusions of law and rules Ms. Rathbun and her Washington, D.C. attorneys should not intervene in the case.  In his second order, he grants preliminary approval of the proposed class settlement agreement that we submitted back in late October 2004.  We can now go forward with the process.
Soon, Qwest will prepare a notice of the proposed settlement and mail it to the 3-4,000 retirees living within Independent Telephone Company territory whose retiree telephone concession benefit was ended in January 2004.  The notice will explain the terms of the proposed settlement and give retirees opportunity to submit a written objection or to ask to be excluded.
I will keep you updated, as we move forward.
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