Class Action Lawsuit against Verizon Wireless Affects 500 million consumers The lawsuit states that AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile were violating subscribers’ privacy rights and these companies were not obligated to disclose the costs and the bundling. Class Action Lawsuit against Verizon Wireless was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The lawsuit was initiated by a Verizon Wireless Customer called Phyllis. Phyllis claims she was deceived into purchasing a two-year Verizon contract, with the understanding that she would receive an extra year free on her Verizon plan when she brought a family member onto the Verizon network.
However, after her contract expired, Verizon Wireless denied her the ability to continue using the service, stating “her account was closed as a result of a Verizon Wireless error”. Verizon Wireless then refused to provide her any kind of refund or reimbursement, stating “as a customer, you cannot be refunded for purchases you make”. Phyllis then contacted a law firm which specializes in class-action lawsuit’s to assist her in recovering her losses. The attorney stated that Verizon Wireless was violating her right to join a class action lawsuit and was therefore liable for her damages.
This class action lawsuit against Verizon Wireless is one of the biggest decisions made by a judge in history. The judge ordered Verizon Wireless to allow customers the ability to switch to another provider at any time they so choose. Verizon Wireless was also ordered to develop a data plan that will allow customers the ability to make their own decision on whether or not to purchase a data plan. Phyllis, lost her three-year old child through miscarriage and was left with no income. In this situation, the judge could have mercy on Verizon Wireless and have them pay for the cost of her child’s medical bills, however, she was not able to get her wish.
Another customer, John Doe, faced a similar predicament. He signed up for a Verizon Wireless 2-year data plan but was then forced to cancel it because he could not meet the monthly required usage requirements. According to Verizon Wireless policy, customers can only use a certain amount of data per month, which is determined by their individual usage. John Doe was forced to pay the additional charges because he could not meet the usage requirements.
The Verizon Wireless class action lawsuit against Phyllis and John Doe is similar to that of Verizon Wireless refusing to allow customers the ability to switch to another carrier on the grounds that it would constitute a misuse of subscriber data. The class action lawsuit against Verizon Wireless has been ongoing. Phyllis and John Doe are appealing their class action lawsuit to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Phyllis and John Doe will probably receive an additional monetary settlement once the case goes to trial. The class action lawsuit against Verizon Wireless is expected to continue for several months. Class Action Lawsuits is one of the best ways to protect consumers from abuse of the prepaid cell phone plans that Verizon Wireless sells to consumers. Verizon Wireless continues to be held liable for the actions of its customers who have agreed to purchase these plans without fully understanding the data plan restrictions and charges that they will be subject to when using the phones. If you or someone you know has been a victim of Verizon Wireless policies and practices, you may be able to recover substantial compensation from Verizon Wireless.