AT&T has been hit with another lawsuit over claims that they committed “unlawful practice of systematically overcharging customers for residential Internet service”. The class members claim that AT&T promoted their plans for $19.99 monthly but then charged $40.00 for the same exact plan that was promoted as $19.99.
The AT&T Residential Internet Service Class Action Lawsuit reads “As a result, consumers only receive the promotional pricing for 0 to 11 of the first 12 months of service, rather than 12 of the first 12 months, even though they contracted to receive the promotional pricing for 12 of the first 12 months of service,”. These practices are in breach of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
A class member in this lawsuit includes anyone whom signed up for the $19.99 promo plan with AT&T but were billed the regular rate of $40.00 for all or part of the promo period. The promotional period in question started on July 26, 2007 and runs to the present time. The case is entitled Richard Sherman v. AT&T, Inc., Case No. 11CH26265 and is in the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
The law firm of ASCHENBRENERLA W, P.C. will be defending this case.
ASCHENBRENERLA W, P.C.
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Telephone ( 31 2)4 62-4922
A copy of the lawsuit can be read here: http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/07/27/AT&T.pdf