NBC, Fox To Shell Out $50M In TV Game Fee Deal

Law360, Los Angeles (September 19, 2011, 10:15 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge signed off on a $50 million class action settlement Monday that will reimburse consumers who paid texting surcharges to play lottery-style games on the television shows "Deal Or No Deal" or "American Idol."

U.S. District Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen approved the motion for preliminary settlement that will fully reimburse all television watchers who paid 99 cents each time they sent a text message to play either the "Lucky Case Game," which was televised during NBCUniversal Media LLC's popular game show, or the...
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