Court Approves Ringtone Lawsuit Settlement
A court in Chicago has given preliminary approval to settle 30 class-action lawsuits against companies that charged for ringtones, games and other content that end users thought were free. Each claimant will receive either $10 cash award or a $10 refund (via their carrier). Given the number of possible claimants, the companies in question may pay out as much as $63 million. Some of the defendants include Sony Pictures, MBlox, and Lavalife.
LG and Samsung Sued Over Hiring Practices
A former LG employee is suing both LG and Samsung, alleging the companies have a no-recruit agreement between them in the U.S., which can impact employees' potential earnings. Accuser A.
Samsung's Arbitration Appeal Rejected By Supreme Court
Samsung cannot force customers who've filed class-action lawsuits into arbitration, according to the U.S. Supreme Court.
LG Settles Bootloop Lawsuit, Offers Class Members Cash
LG has reached an agreement with lawyers representing owners of select smartphones and will offer impacted class members cash. The settlement puts to rest the bootloop problem that plagued a number of LG smartphones, including the G4, G5, V10, V20, and Nexus 5X.
Sprint Allowed to Settle Cramming Charges for $50M
Sprint has settled accusations with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that it over-billed customers for unwanted services. In May, the FCC fined Sprint $68 million for adding third-party services to customer bills without customer permission — a practice known as cramming.
Sprint and Verizon Fined Total of $158M to Settle Cramming Charges
The FCC today said Sprint and Verizon Wireless have agreed to pay $158 million to settle charges that they fraudulently charged customers for third-party services — a tactic referred to as cramming. Specifically, Sprint will pay a total of $68 million, $50 million of which will go back to customers, $14 million of which will go to state governments, and $2 million of which will go to the federal government.
Thank You Lawyers...
...To the consumer, here is like about 10 bucks back...
Score? 1-0 Lawyers Win Consumer Loses
And it's incredible that those tv texting commercials make so much money off of idiots trying to check thier horoscope, get ringtones or find thier "true love"
what a scam... hopefully the stuff ALL gets taken down.
I'm not sure if Verizon has anythi...
Whatever happened to taking responsibility for things?
Just what the doctor ordered...
And yes, it happened to me. Somehow. Thank God Verizon now blocks any type of 3rd party billing to my account.
Is it possible that you signed up for the service, and just didnt bother to read the full term of service? I would bet dollars to doughnuts that the charges were spelled out in there in full.