Verizon Win In Hidden-Fee Action Backed By 3rd Circ.

Law360, Philadelphia (April 29, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Monday affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action against Verizon Communications Inc. that accused the telecom giant of charging hidden fees in connection with its television protection plan, concluding that the company had not engaged in misrepresentation.

In an opinion supporting a New Jersey federal court judge’s decision, a three-judge panel determined that Verizon clearly stated in the terms and conditions of the plan that a contested fee for repairs applied to all televisions, not just those under 32 inches, as...
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