Sen. To Float 'Cramming' Bill After Verizon Ends Practice

Law360, New York (March 21, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT) -- Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., pledged on Wednesday to introduce legislation in the coming days to stop companies from placing unauthorized third-party charges on land-line phone bills, despite receiving a commitment from Verizon Communications Inc. that it would cease the industry practice.

Rockefeller — the chairman of a Senate committee that recently conducted an investigation that found phone companies had placed $10 billion in mostly unwanted third-party charges on customers' land-line phone bills over the past five years — pushed his colleagues to enact federal legislation to...
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