– AT&T Landline Third Party Billing Class Action Lawsuit Settlement – AT&T Landline Third Party Billing Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

The original lawsuit is known as the Nwabueze et al. v. AT&T. et al. For those who are interested, the case number is CV-09-1529 SI. This case is about getting a bill for the Third-Party Charges. These charges should have appeared on your AT&T landline phone bill. These charges were not authorized by the customers (meaning you) and violates federal and state laws. Putting these third-party charges on your AT&T landline bill is known as cramming.  If you are a class member and would like to get compensation, then what you get when you fill out the claim form at the site is full refunds for the amount of money that was charged to you that you did not authorize. These were the third-party charges and they should have appeared on your bill anytime from January 1, 2005 to January 14, 2013.

The only way that you can get back your money is to file a claim form by December 2, 2013. You can also ask for a billing summary so that you know how much is owed you. There is a deadline too for the billing summary request. You must do this by December 2, 2013. I usually do not throw any of my bills away, so it will not be a problem for me to find my bills if I know where they are – most of the time I do not know where my bills are. However, if you do not keep your bills, then you should go ahead and request this. Also if you do not know where your bills are, it may be easier to do this than to try and figure where they may be. Even though I keep all my bills, I never keep them in the same place. So I have bills scattered everywhere and on second thought, it would be better for me too to get this summary. You can start the filing process at the site. You must show on the billing summary where you were charged. So I would suggest that you highlight these charges.

If you do not wish to take any kind of legal action against AT&T in this case, meaning that you do not want to file a claim or even ask for a billing summary or even object, then you can opt out. This is a good option even if you have no intention of suing the company. This is because you will retain all your legal rights against the company if you do this. So this means that if you decide at a later date that you would like to sue, then you can do so. Also if there ever is another lawsuit that pays more than what this one does and is similar in nature to this one, then you will be able to take part. So do weigh your options carefully and decide what you would like to do in this case.

If you got a notice in the mail and read through it and did not like what was in the notice, you can file an objection. The deadline to do this is September 2, 2013. You will be writing this to the court and telling the court what you do not like about the settlement. You must not only file this request in court, but you will also have to send a copy to the counsel of the defendant which is the AT&T counsel and you must also send a copy to the class counsel. The class counsel are the lawyers that have been chosen to represent you in this case. And if you stay in the case then you will be considered a class member. Even if you do nothing, you will still be a class member and you will be bound by the regulations of the case. The only way you can escape all that is by filing an objection as I mentioned earlier.

Billing you without your knowledge is very offensive to me. That is why I check all my statements when they come in. You never know what charges my be on your bills without your knowledge. Recently I found out that one of my friends was being billed for AOL email services charges. I was shocked and she was shocked when I told her that it was free. I do not know what happened there but as I said do keep checking all your bills to make sure that there are no charges on them that you do not know about.

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