Consumers Defend $250M AT&T Settlement In 9th Circ.

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 8:23 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for consumers who sued AT&T Wireless Services Inc. over connectivity charges defended a class action settlement worth up to $250 million before the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday, saying plaintiffs will be forced to arbitrate claims individually if an objecting class member has her way.

Plaintiffs' attorney J. Paul Gignac told a three-judge appellate panel Tuesday that a district court judge properly approved a settlement providing $7 payments for up to 36 million AT&T customers, saying that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in AT&T Mobility...
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