Sprint Can't Compel Arbitration In Hidden Fee Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (January 12, 2012, 4:00 PM EST) -- A Georgia federal judge on Thursday told Sprint Communications Co. LP that it had waived its right to arbitrate a putative class action alleging the telecommunications company charged its customers hidden fees unauthorized by their contracts.

U.S. District Judge Clay D. Land denied Sprint's motion to compel arbitration, arguing that because in the two years since the suit was moved to federal court, Sprint and its subsidiaries had made no previous attempts to compel arbitration, the companies had waived their rights and the suit must stay...
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