Sprint, HTC Accused Of 4G Fraud In Class Action

Law360, New York (February 17, 2011, 5:23 PM EST) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. and HTC America Inc. have been accused in a putative class action of committing consumer fraud by falsely claiming their smartphones offer 4G wireless cellular service.

In a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, named plaintiffs said the telecommunications network system platform that Sprint is marketing as 4G is, at best, a slightly enhanced version of the 3G platform the company has been selling for several years.

“[B]ringing this instant action, plaintiffs will 'pull the...
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