FTC Seeks $53M Sanctions Over Billing Co.'s Breached Deal

Law360, Chicago (March 29, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission is seeking $52.6 million in sanctions against Billing Services Group Ltd. in Texas federal court for allegedly breaching a 1999 settlement deal that had resolved claims of unauthorized charges tied to deceptive marketing, the telecommunications billing clearinghouse revealed Thursday.

The FTC filed a motion under seal Wednesday regarding nine enhanced-service products that third-party vendors provided to consumers and for which BSG provided billing services from 2006 to 2010, according to the company.

The agency is seeking an order to show cause why...
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