Verizon Wireless has agreed to a $64.2 million settlement in a class action lawsuit that alleged it billed phone customers for calls that were supposed to be free.
The proposed settlement (PDF) was filed last week in US District Court in New Jersey and first reported by Law360.
“The motion asks US District Judge Jose L. Linares to sign off on the agreement, which would include a $36.7 million cash payment from Verizon in addition to $27.5 million in ‘calling units’ that will be accessible via personal identification number,” Law360 wrote. The lawyers who represented consumers will get $19.26 million from the total settlement amount.
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