If you are a current or former Verizon Wireless customer, then you may have a claim for monthly overcharges.
Customers complain that Verizon Wireless has been imposing an invented “Administrative Charge” of $1.95 per line per month above and beyond Verizon’s advertised price for the service. (Verizon has been imposing the so-called Administrative Charge for many years on all of its wireless plans with the sole exception of its prepaid plans.)
Customers say that Verizon does not disclose the Administrative Charge when customers sign up, and that then on the customer bill Verizon Wireless hides the charge and falsely indicates it is a government-related surcharge.
To date, Verizon Wireless has collected more than $5 billion in charges from its subscribers nationwide through these “Administrative Charges.”
Hattis Law is working to recover money to Verizon Wireless subscribers and to get the company to change its ways and comply with the law.
Taking Legal Action Against Verizon
Currently, Verizon’s “Customer Agreement” attempts to prohibit consumers from bringing or being part of a class action. Verizon’s Customer Agreement instead states that each customer must separately bring an individual private “arbitration” to be decided by a private organization, not by a court.
Hattis Law PLLC d/b/a Hattis & Lukacs is seeking to represent numerous Verizon Wireless customers in arbitrations. Lawyers will file many separate arbitrations against Verizon Wireless simultaneously before the American Arbitration Association (an organization that the Verizon specifies may hold such arbitrations).
Verizon may try to dodge the arbitration rules or proceedings. There is a possibility the American Arbitration Association will be unable to hold these arbitrations because Verizon refuses to participate in, or pay the required fees for, the arbitrations.
If that occurs, and if the law firm had accepted you to be a client in arbitration, then at that point the attorney-client relationship will end, and the law firm will no longer represent you.
Instead, the law firm will file one or more class action lawsuits in court against Verizon Wireless for refund of the “Administrative Charges” to its customers. Although you would not be a client of the law firm at that point, you could potentially be a class member in one of those cases. We would update you about any such class action cases that may apply to you.
Apply To Be A Client In Verizon Wireless Bogus Fee Arbitrations
If you are a current or former Verizon Wireless customer (excluding only prepaid customers), you can apply to be a client to get legal help to recover the Administrative Charges you paid. Please note, you will not be a client until we contact you to let you know we have accepted your application.