Sprint Loses Bid To Nix Suit Over Service Contracts

Law360, New York (October 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday denied Sprint Nextel Corp.'s motion to dismiss a putative class action alleging the company defrauded “hundreds of thousands, if not millions” of customers when it imposed cell phone contract extensions without their consent.

The lead plaintiff in the case, Brian Bechtold, filed the suit in July in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, saying Sprint violated Illinois laws when it falsely told him he was committed to a service contract and falsely told him he could be...
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