Phone Card Customers Lose Class Certification Bid

Law360, New York (December 8, 2009, 7:32 PM EST) -- A group of California consumers who claimed phone card vendor Touch-Tel USA LP falsely advertised and shorted them on minutes has lost a bid to certify a class, with a federal judge ruling that individual issues predominate.

Judge R. Gary Klausner of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California denied the consumers' bid for class certification in chambers Tuesday, according to civil minutes from the proceedings. The individual circumstances of each card purchaser would make the case too difficult to manage as a...
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