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April 15, 2005
Wesley Colvin, Plaintiff
AUSWR Board Members and general membership
This is the latest about the Colvin v. Qwest (Retiree Telephone Concession case). . .
Today, Qwest counsel and I submitted to Judge Michael A. Schiferl a stipulation concerning information to be included in the class notice to be mailed by Qwest.  A copy of the stipulation and proposed order for Judge Schiferl to sign are attached hereto.
Please note that a final "Fairness Hearing" will be held at the Otero County District Court in La Junta, Colorado on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at 1:00 p.m.
Also, we have an agreement that Qwest will establish and maintain through the date of the June 22 Fairness Hearing a Settlement Website containing printable copies of the following: 1) Amended Class Action Complaint,  2) Settlement Agreement,  3) Stipulated Motion for Entry of Order Regarding Conditional Settlement, Class Certification and Preliminary Settlement Approval,  4) Parties Submittal of Affidavits in Support of Motion Seeking Preliminary Approval of Proposed Settlement,  5) Order Amending Preliminary Settlement Approval, and  6) Notice of Proposed Settlement (so as to provide class members with ready access to these materials).
The notice of the settlement will be mailed out by Qwest to the 3-4,000 retirees by the end of next week.  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.
Attachment:    (April 15, 2005 Stipulation for Entry of Amended Preliminary Approval of Proposed Class Settlement - 5 pages)

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