Earlier Class Accord Bars Phone Bill Cramming Suit: Judge

Law360, Chicago (September 28, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge tossed a putative class action Thursday that accused digital media retailer Dada Entertainment LLC of billing customers of wireless carriers such as AT&T Inc. for services they never authorized, finding the claims were released in a settlement Dada struck in a similar case.

U.S. District Judge Paul Oetken granted Dada's motion to dismiss consumer Mark Smith's second amended complaint alleging Dada had defrauded wireless subscribers through cramming, a fraud in which billing entities add unauthorized, misleading or deceptive charges to consumers'...
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