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LA Times reports that AT&T consumer contracts are unfair

Posted on: March 4th, 2014 by Steve Larson

Light Blue Icon "Cell Phone"David Lazarus at the LA Times recently reported that the AT&T Mobile Insurance consumer contracts are deceptive.  You can see the article at this link: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20140304,0,2015314.column#axzz2v1OFVIyr.

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Apple settles iPad class action

Posted on: November 15th, 2013 by Steve Larson

buttonApple Inc. and AT&T Mobility LLC have reportedly agreed to a settlement of a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  The lawsuit alleged that Apple and AT&T customers  who bought or ordered Apple iPad 3Gs on or before June 7, 2010 were not provided with unlimited 3G data plans advertised by Apple and AT&T, according to the Apple and AT&T iPad Unlimited 3G Data Plan Class Action Settlement notice.

The Apple settlement class includes all United States residents who bought or ordered an Apple iPad 3G  in the United States on or before June 7, 2010.  Read more…

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Microsoft user agreements now ban class actions

Posted on: June 18th, 2012 by Steve Larson

Buy a Microsoft consumer product, and you won’t be allowed to join a class action suit against the company, even if you feel you’ve been harmed.  That’s what the fine print on Microsoft’s new end user license agreement (EULA) says.  Last week, Tim Fielden, assistant general counsel for Microsoft announced the details in a Microsoft blog.  Microsoft knew the change wouldn’t go down well, which is why it chose to make the announcement just before Memorial Day weekend, when people are rarely paying attention to the news. Read more…

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AT&T settles class action lawsuit with DSL customers

Posted on: April 12th, 2012 by Steve Larson

 A class action settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against AT&T in the Court of Common Pleas For Cuyahoga County Ohio (styled Robert Schmidt v. AT&T and SBC Internet Services, Inc. d/b/a AT&T Internet Services Case No. 09-688788).  The suit alleged that AT&T failed to deliver DSL Service to its customers at the speeds promised and that allegedly AT&T breached its contracts with and defrauded some of its customers by limiting the maximum data speed that some of its customers could obtain to a rate below the maximum rate for the plan the customer purchased.  The settlement class includes current or former customers of AT&T who paid for DSL Service from AT&T between March 31, 1994 and January 27, 2012. Read more…

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Two senators introduce bill to allow suits v. cell companies

Posted on: October 14th, 2011 by Steve Larson

Two senators introduced a bill on October 4, to prohibit wireless companies from having clauses in contracts that prohibit consumers from suing the companies because of hidden fees or other contract disputes.

Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Al Franken of Minnesota introduced the measure, which would ban the common practice of putting clauses in wireless phone and data contracts that require consumers to use binding arbitration in the case of a dispute. Read more…

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AT&T: Motion to Move Wage & Hour Class Action to Florida denied

Posted on: October 3rd, 2011 by Steve Larson

On September 12, 2011, a federal judge denied AT&T’s motion to move an at-home call center wage and hour class action lawsuit from California to Florida.  Perry v. AT&T, Case No. C11-01488 is currently pending in the Northern District of California.

The class action complaint against AT&T Mobility and Arise Virtual Solutions was filed on March 28, 2011, alleging that the companies misclassified a class of At-Home Call Center employees as independent contractors. Read more…

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