Consumer Fraud Lawyer - Southwestern Bell Overcharge Litigation

Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP filed a class action entitled Smilow v. Southwestern Bell, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, against Southwestern Bell (doing business as Cellular One) for overcharging for calls. The complaint alleged that Cellular One customers were billed for calls contrary to the terms of their Cellular One contracts, and in violation of the Telecommunications Act and Chapter 93A of the Mass. General Laws. The court initially certified the suit as a class action but later decertified the class. Shapiro Haber & Urmy  LLP successfully appealed the decertification order to the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and subsequently obtained a settlement on behalf of the class.