Verizon To Pay $64M In Family Plan Overbilling Class Action

By David Siegel (October 27, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT) -- Verizon Communications Inc. has agreed to pay $64.2 million to settle a class action claiming it improperly billed Family SharePlan participants for overtime minutes and in-network and in-family calls, according to a motion filed Friday by the plaintiffs asking a New Jersey federal judge to approve the deal.

The motion asks U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to sign off on the agreement, which would include a $36.7 million cash payment from Verizon in addition to $27.5 million in "calling units" that will be accessible via personal identification number. Class counsel from Hellring Lindeman Goldstein & Siegal LLP and Foley Bezek...

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