Judge OKs Suit Accusing Waste Co. Of Bogus Fees

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 7:18 PM EST) -- A federal judge has allowed customers of Arizona waste management company Republic Services Inc. to go ahead with a proposed class action accusing it of charging them fees that ostensibly were meant to cover Republic's fuel and environmental costs but didn't actually correspond to those costs.

Judge David G. Campbell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona ruled Wednesday that although Republic's contract with its customers allowed it to change its fees for any reason as long as the customers consent to pay...
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