This excerpt taken from the ALL 10-Q filed Nov 1, 2005.
16. ADDITIONAL RELEASE BY ALL SETTLEMENT CLASS MEMBERS
(a) As of the Effective Date, the Settlement Class Members, including the Named Plaintiff, and any Late Claim Settlement Class Members, in addition to releasing the Released Parties from the Released Claims as outlined above in paragraph 15, release the Released Parties from the Released Federal Claims. For purposes of this Agreement, the Released Federal Claims are defined as:
(1) All claims, demands, rights, liabilities, and causes of action of every nature and description whatsoever, known or unknown, asserted or that might have been asserted, whether in tort, contract, or for violation of any state or federal constitution, statute, rule or regulation, including federal wage and hour laws, whether for economic damages, non-economic damages, restitution, penalties or liquidated damages, arising out of:
[a] any and all facts, transactions, events, policies, occurrences, acts, disclosures, statements, omissions or failures to act alleged, or related to acts alleged, in the Class Complaint, including all federal claims pursuant to the FLSA, including claims: (a) that Allstate did not pay the Class Members all overtime they were owed for work performed as Class Members in the State of California; (b) that Allstate failed to provide Breaks to the Class Members while they performed work as Class Members within the State of California; and/or (c) that Allstate owes wages, waiting time penalties, penalties, including any penalties which may be available pursuant to the PAGA, interest, attorneys fees or other damages of any kind related to the claims alleged in the Class Complaint, at any time on or before the last day of the Class Period (whether based on federal wage and hour law, contract, or otherwise); and/or
[b] the causes of action asserted in the Class Complaint, including any and all federal claims arising from the FLSA for alleged failure to pay overtime, for alleged failure to provide Breaks, for alleged failure to maintain and furnish records of hours worked, and for alleged unlawful conversion of wages due to Class Members for hours worked as Class Members within the State of California.
(2) The Released Federal Claims include any unknown claims that the Settlement Class Members and any Late Claim Settlement Class Members do not know or suspect to exist in their favor at the time of the release, which, if known by them, might have affected their settlement with, and release of, the Released Parties or might have affected their decision not to object to this settlement. With respect to the Released Federal Claims, the Settlement Class Members and any Late Claim Settlement Class Members stipulate and agree that, upon the Effective Date, the Settlement Class Members and any Late Claim Settlement Class Members shall be deemed to have, and by operation of the Final Judgment shall have, expressly waived and relinquished, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the provisions, rights and benefits of Section 1542 of the California Civil Code, or any other similar provision under federal or state law, which section provides:
Sekly v. Allstate
Notice Of Class Action Settlement