FTC Weighs In On Verizon Cramming Deal To Protect Interests

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 9:41 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Friday urged a California federal judge to reject a class action settlement that would shield Verizon Communications Inc. and others from future claims over unauthorized charges on consumers' phone bills, an intervention that shows an agency willing to get involved in litigation that could impact its enforcement actions, attorneys say.

In an amicus brief, the FTC argued that the proposed agreement — which would provide Verizon customers with either a $40 flat payment or a full refund of charges that resulted...
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