www.SatelliteInternetSettlement.com – HughesNet Satellite Class Action Settlement

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Hughes Communications, Inc. and Hughes Network Systems, LLC claiming that the company mislead customers about the Hughes Fair Access Policy in relation to advertised download, upload and other internet speeds.  The lawsuit also claims that the early termination fees charged by Hughes violated the law.  The lawsuit is in the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and is entitled Walter v. Hughes Communications, Inc. et. al,.  Class members in the HughesNet Satellite Class Action Settlement are classified as anyone who subscribed to a HughesNet Satellite Internet Service between the dates of May 15, 2005 to March 2, 2012. If you qualify as a class member please be sure to file your claim form before September 28, 2012.  The current settlement amounts are as follows:  if a class member paid an early termination fee before December 6, 2010 they are eligible for a $40 settlement payments.  If a class member is no longer a Hughes Consumer Plan subscriber as of March 2, 2012 and did not pay an early termination fee before December 6, 2010 they are eligible for a $5 settlement payout.  If you disagree with these settlement payments you may speak settlement fairness hearing which will be held on November 16, 2012 at Courtoom 1 – 17th Floor, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102.  To speak at the hearing you must write a letter and entitle it “Notice of Intention to Appear in Walter v. Hughes Communications, Inc.”.  Please mail the letter to Satellite Internet Settlement Administrator, c/o KCC LLC, PO Box 43067, Providence, RI 02940-5143 and be sure to include your name, address, email address, cell phone number and signature.

The class members of the HughesNet Satellite lawsuit will be represented by the law offices of Jennifer Rosenberg Bramson, Plutzik, Mahler & Birkhaeuser, LLP.  SatelliteInternetSettlement.com provides the claim form and other relevant court documents.  Other important dates include the deadline for objecting which is July 16, 2012 (past) and the deadline for excluding yourself which is September 28, 2012.