Sprint Escapes Class-Action Lawsuit
Judge Robert Bryan of the U.S. district court of Tacoma, Wash., ruled this week that Sprint will not face a nationwide class-action lawsuit. The suit, brought about by a California based consumer-advocacy group, alleged that Sprint overcharged some customers for certain wireless taxes and then refused to issue refunds once the mistake was pointed out. It also noted that Sprint charged additional fees to for text messages that were sent to laptop dongles. The judge said the plaintiffs were not able to make a strong case to elevate the lawsuit to class-action status.
Text Message Lawsuit Against Yahoo Hits Class Action Status
A Chicago judge on Monday said Yahoo must face a class action lawsuit for sending unsolicited text messages to Sprint customers in 2013. The company was sued by customers who felt automated "welcome" messages tied to Yahoo Messenger amounted to unwanted advertising and violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
AT&T Sidesteps Class-Action Suit Over Throttling
A federal judge sided with AT&T and said consumers suing the carrier over its throttling practices cannot work together as a group. Instead, customers must pursue individual arbitration with the carrier, per their signed user agreements.
Twitter Hit with Class Action Suit Over Automated Texts
A consumer filed a class action lawsuit against Twitter this week for sending her unsolicited text messages. Beverly Nunes claims she never used Twitter, but began to receive marketing messages via Twitter's short code service.
Google Wallet Lawsuit Given Green Light to Proceed
Google was unable to convince a judge to dismiss a potential class action lawsuit concerning its Google Wallet application and service. A consumer sued Google in late 2013 alleging the company violated its own privacy policies by providing third-party app developers with consumer information, including street addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.
Twitter Sued for Reading Direct Messages
Lawyers in California have filed a class action lawsuit against Twitter alleging that the social network reads private messages sent between users. Specifically, the lawsuit complains Twitter "surreptitiously eavesdrops on its users' private direct message communications.
People are bums
If Sprint "overcharged" taxes, either:
A. The charged more than they said they would, or
B. They lied about the tax rate.
Maybe Sprint is different, but most carriers don't put tax r...
SMS messages can be sent to laptop dongles?