Ore. Telecom Co. Can't Dodge Suit Over Skirted Int'l Call Fees

Law360, Washington (February 4, 2016, 6:49 PM EST) -- An Oregon federal judge refused Wednesday to dismiss a Haitian telecommunications provider's lawsuit accusing an Oregon-based company of fraudulently bypassing Haitian international call charges, finding the claims are sufficient to show a pattern of "technological fraud." 

Unigestion Holdings SA, which does business as Digicel Haiti, adequately maintained its allegations against UPM Technology Inc. in a complaint filed in August, U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon said in refusing UPM's dismissal bid. The suit alleges UPM purchased Digicel SIM cards en masse in order to make international phone calls into Haiti appear as if they originated in the country, thus skirting a...

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