Birch Hit With Class Action Over Termination Fee

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT) -- A former Birch Communications Inc. customer on Friday slapped the telecommunications service provider with a proposed class action in Alabama alleging that it charges users an exorbitant termination fee under a service agreement they have not even signed.

Birmingham, Ala., resident Ryan Glover says he was charged a $950 early termination fee after he canceled his business' telephone account with Georgia-based Birch in January, even though he allegedly never agreed to any contract laying out such a fee.

The company charges customers who supposedly break its...
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