Sony, Others Face Class Suits Over Phone Bill Cramming

Law360, New York (October 12, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT) -- A New York consumer hit Sony Corp. and two digital media retailers with a pair of putative class actions last week, alleging they billed customers of wireless carriers such as AT&T Inc. for music and other media downloads they didn’t make.

In two complaints filed Oct. 6, plaintiff Mark Smith accuses Sony, Dada Entertainment LLC and Flycell Inc. of conspiring to cram wireless customers’ bills with hidden and deceptive charges for media content they never authorized.

Dada and Flycell offer streaming music services, MP3 downloads, ringtones,...
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