Judge Nixes Deal In Hughes Internet False Ad Action

Law360, New York (February 4, 2011, 6:33 PM EST) -- A federal judge has rejected a proposed class action settlement in a suit alleging that Hughes Communications Inc.'s Internet service is slower than advertised and that subscriber agreements violate consumer protection laws by including download limits and excessive early termination fees.

Judge Samuel Conti of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Thursday that the proposed settlement lacks numerous details required for approval and admonished the plaintiffs' attorneys from Audet & Partners LLP, Bramson Plutzik Mahler & Birkhaeuser LLP and Pogust Braslow...
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