Ruwe v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless Settlement
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8/28/2013 UPDATE: The settlement was approved by the Court on November 16, 2012. An appeal was filed on December 17, 2012. On August 27, 2013, the appeal was dismissed. Settlement checks will be distributed soon.

You are a member of the class if:

You are or were a Verizon Wireless customer in California with a contract with Verizon Wireless for personal wireless telephone service who was charged or paid a flat $5 late fee on an overdue bill from June 12, 2003 to April 26, 2012; and/or a $15 reconnect fee from December 1, 2004 to April 26, 2012.

If approved by the Court, payments will be made to class members on a pro rata basis out of the net proceeds of the settlement (the amount available after deducting payment for payment of the costs of administering the settlement, including the costs of this notice, attorneys’ fees, costs of the litigation and any payments allowed by the Court to the named plaintiffs) based on the type and number of late or reconnect fees paid by a class member.


Case Relevant Event Date
A Claim Form must be postmarked or filed online by October 30, 2012
An Exclusion must be postmarked on or before October 2, 2012
An Objection must be postmarked or delivered to the parties no later than October 2, 2012
The Final Fairness Hearing is November 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Click here for a complete settlement schedule.