9th Circ. Nixes Suit Over Verizon Termination Fees

Law360, New York (September 29, 2010, 4:26 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a putative class action that accused Verizon Internet Services Inc. of charging consumers excessive fees for backing out of Internet service agreements.

The early termination fee Verizon includes in its Internet service contracts is not a penalty provision, but a viable alternative because consumers could avoid the fee by paying a higher installation price when their Internet is first set up, according to a 2-1 decision handed down Monday by the U.S. Court of Appeals...
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