Verizon Offers Refunds, Up To $7.5M Fees In Cramming Deal

Law360, New York (February 29, 2012, 4:28 PM EST) -- Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday won preliminary court approval of a settlement that provides refunds and up to $7.5 million in attorneys' fees to customers bringing a class action in California over unauthorized third-party charges on landline phone bills.

U.S. District Judge Saundra Armstrong gave the initial green light to the deal, under which Verizon would provide either $40 or a full refund to Verizon customers who since April 2005 paid third-party charges for products or services they did not receive.

The lawsuit claimed that Verizon's...
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