11th Circ. Says District Court Can't Hear AT&T Fee Dispute

Law360, New York (October 30, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit affirmed Tuesday that a district court lacked jurisdiction over a putative consumer class action seeking the refund of certain service fees imposed by AT&T Mobility LLC because the suit challenged the validity of two Federal Communications Commission orders.

In upholding a ruling by the Northern District of Alabama, a three-judge panel rejected plaintiff Martha Self’s argument that the district court could consider her long-running challenge to universal service fund fees charged by AT&T and other carriers, which the Fifth Circuit found that the...
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