Verizon To Pay $10M To Settle Consumers' Late-Fee Suit

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT) -- Consumers who said Verizon Wireless ran afoul of California law by slapping them and other customers with late fees asked a federal judge Tuesday to grant preliminary approval to a $10 million class action settlement aimed at wrapping up the nearly 5-year-old case.

Named plaintiffs Joseph Ruwe and Elizabeth Orlando asked the court to appoint them as class representatives, conditionally certify a settlement class, tap Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP and Chavez & Gertler LLP as class counsel and schedule a final fairness hearing for November....
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