Beattie v. CenturyTel, Inc.

Summary of Case and Settlement:

Civ. No. 02-10277 (E.D. Mich.). A class action on behalf of telephone customers in numerous states who were billed for an inside wire maintenance program improperly described in bills as “Non-Regulated Services.” Plaintiffs alleged violation of the truth-in-billing requirements of the Federal Telecommunications Act. A litigation class was certified and upheld on appeal. See Beattie v. CenturyTel, Inc., 511 F.3d 554 (6th Cir. 2007). On July 9, 2010, the court granted final approval to a $13 million cash settlement.

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