Plaintiffs Seek Class Cert. In Verizon Late Fee Case

Law360, New York (May 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Plaintiffs have asked a judge to grant class certification in a lawsuit accusing Verizon Wireless of wrongly charging millions of customers late and reconnect fees.

In a motion filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the plaintiffs in the case, Joseph Ruwe and Elizabeth Orlando, pointed out that the fees — $5 late fees and $15 reconnect fees — were relatively small when charged on an individual basis but that in the aggregate the fees amounted to millions.

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