Class Actions Clash Over Wal-Mart Prepaid Phone Settlement

Law360, Miami (March 12, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs in three putative class actions in California claiming Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and TracFone Wireless Inc. falsely advertised prepaid phone services moved to intervene in a similar suit in Florida federal court on Wednesday, criticizing a proposed settlement in that suit and seeking a stay or dismissal.

Attorney Michael W. Sobol of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP described the Florida case brought by plaintiff John Browning as “a vehicle for a settlement to effectively preempt a class action” and said it appeared to have been...
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