Moneyville: Bell getting hit with class-action lawsuit
It looks like big telecom company Bell is about to see some punishment for unfair practices around cell phone contracts. Canadians—led by some Ontario lawyers—are launching a $100-million class action lawsuit, arguing that Bell is on the wrong side of Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act. This is an important demonstration of Big Telecom's underhandedness, but it won't stop misleading contract and price-gouging on its own. Tell the government to make structural change, and push for more choice in the cell phone market: http://StopTheSqueeze.ca/
Article from Moneyville:
Bell Mobility and its parent company, BCE Inc. have been served with notice of a $100-million class action lawsuit alleging that expiry dates on its pre-paid wireless services are illegal.
The suit is being handed by the Toronto law firm of Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP on behalf of Celia Sankar of Elliot Lake, Ont.
Sankar, founder of the DiversityCanada Foundation, a not for profit organization that promotes social justice, is a Bell Mobility pre-paid wireless customer who has had her credit balance seized on two occasions.
The allegations, which have not be proven, accuse Bell of engaging in “unfair practices” and of systemically breaching contracts with pre-paid wireless customers by seizing credit balances contrary to Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act. Read more »
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