Class Action Claims Verizon Overcharges For AIM

Law360, New York (August 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Verizon Wireless Services LLC has been slapped with a proposed class action claiming that the cellular telephone company charges users for simply logging on to AOL Instant Messenger, contrary to the promises it reportedly set out in news releases.

Albert Halprin filed the proposed class action against Verizon on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, alleging that when customers have complained about being overcharged for using the AIM, the company tries to sell them a more costly cell phone plan.

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