Judge OKs Epic lawsuit settlement

U.S. District Judge William Conley has signed off on a settlement between Verona, Wis.-based Epic Systems and a group of former technical writers, according to The Capital Times.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

The case, Long v. Epic, was originally filed in February 2015 on behalf of technical writers who worked at Epic prior to April 2014. The writers alleged Epic classified them as being exempt from overtime wages. Last month, the parties allegedly reached a settlement, but Judge Conley requested more information regarding the settlement details, including how the dispute was settled, the settlement amount proposed for each individual and information on attorney fees.

On Jan. 24, an Epic attorney wrote to Judge Conley that the parties could not reveal the financial terms of the settlement because the Supreme Court plans to hear a similar "companion case" involving Epic. Said "companion case" involves a separate overtime pay dispute filed by technical writers employed by Epic in April 2014.

Judge Conley signed off on the settlement for the Long v. Epic case Feb. 2.

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