AT&T Pays $5.5M To Settle Cramming Class Action

Law360, San Francisco (January 11, 2013, 8:03 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday preliminarily approved a settlement worth more than $5.5 million between AT&T Inc. a class of thousands of customers who say the telephone company illegally billed them for third-party services, like roadside assistance and diet plans, that they hadn't ordered.

Under the settlement, AT&T customers who were billed for third-party services from Jan. 1, 2005 to the present will be able to ask the phone company for a complete inventory of the charges, and then file claims to get their money...
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