Verizon Settles Early Termination Fee Lawsuit For $21 Million

Verizon has agreed to pay $21 million in a California class action lawsuit brought over early termination fees. The plaintiffs alleged that the fees violated California state laws. Next case: Sprint, which Californians are suing for the same reason.

Verizon Wireless Suit Settlement Puts Sprint At Risk [Dow Jones]
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  1. Win against Sprint.
    Win against Sprint.
    Win against Sprint.

  2. JN2 says:

    It really doesn’t matter who prevails in the court case. Lawyers are the only winners.

    (note to self: Next life, go to law school. Career in dope smoking and playing video games not panning out as expected)

  3. Mr.SithNinja says:

    Will this mean that I can get out of my contract and go get an iPhone with out signing over my left nut?

  4. theblackdog says:

    Figures this comes up when my contract expires in a month anyway.

    By the way, anyone have any tips on haggling with the cell phone salesmen? Verizon and AT&T charge the same amount of money for the plans I want, so I want to see if I can get one of them to drop it.

  5. cjones27 says:

    @JN2: Why wait for the next life? I’m currently combining all three.

    Verizon, I hate thee with a burning passion – may this be the first of many lawsuits.

  6. nix-elixir says:

    Now how can I get out of my clearwire contract? So far that’s the hardest one I’ve seen to leave behind, even if you move to an area where they don’t or won’t provide service.