In 2014, Verizon received a class action law suit from its customers who were subscribed FamilySharePlan for four years between May 11, 2002 and May 10, 2006. This Verizon class action law suit claimed that Verizon had charged customers for “In-Network” calls which were supposed to be free under the subscribe plan, and Verizon had charged them for 45 cents per minute for “after-allowance” calls which were supposed 25 cents per minute which was written in its advertisement. This meant Verizon had violated the customers’ contracts as well as the state and federal laws.
Verizon Class Action Law Suit
In this class action law suit, customers whose legal rights have been affected by Verizon action were included in the Settlement which would be brought to the Court by Class Representatives. In this case, people who acted as Class Representatives were Ralph Demmick and Donald Barth. Customers who were included in the Settlement were called Settlement Class Members. They would be notified by mail or e-mail telling them that they were included in Settlement Class Members. Customers were allowed to exclude from Settlement Class Members, but they would lose the payment, bill credit and calling minutes when the Settlement was final.
By including in this Settlement, a customer should give up his right to sue Verizon for the similar claim but in different lawsuit. The Settlement were resolved in August 2016. Bill credit would be applied to Settlement Class Members who were still the customers of Verizon wireless in January 2017, while other Class Members who moved to other providers would be given checks in February 2017. This concludes Verizon class action law suit by FamilySharePlan subscribers.