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by Carlo Longino


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class action, overcharge

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cingular



Court Tells Cingular It Can't Deny Lawyers Chance To Make Money

from the how-dare-you dept

The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that a class-action lawsuit against mobile operator Cingular (now called AT&T) can proceed, despite a clause in the contracts it has subscribers sign preventing them from starting such actions. The suit in question alleges that Cingular overcharged some customers in the state for some roaming and long-distance calls, with a lawyer for the customers saying they were overcharged by $1 to $40 per month. Will this help the customers recover the charges and receive compensation in line with the overcharging? That seems unlikely, since all that's really happened is the court's given lawyers a green light to pursue a paycheck.

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    Robert, 14 Jul 2007 @ 6:17am

    Class Action

    Class action lawsuits are a valuable tool when used for fighting the corporate giants. If a corporate powerhouse wants to cheat 1,000,000 consumers out of $20.00 each, the class action case will punish and/or stop them. Why do you think that the Bush sheepeople, what few there are left, HATE class action lawsuits?

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