May 07, 2010

Campbell v. Nextel (Call Billing) Settlement

Campbell v Nextel Litigation Information

Please note: Do not contact Sprint, Sprint's Customer Care, or Sprint's lawyers regarding your claim.

What is this settlement about?
Customers have sued Nextel Communications, Inc. and Nextel of California, Inc. ("Nextel"). The lawsuit alleges that Nextel illegally charged its customers $2.50 per month to receive an itemized list of their cell phone calls from September 2003 to October 2006 in violation of California's Unfair Competition Law and failed to credit its customers for "spam" text messages.

How do I know if I'm part of the Class?
To be included in the settlement class, you must have been a Nextel customer in California and paid for an itemized list of your calls at least once between September 2003 and October 2006.

What are the terms of the proposed settlement?
Under the proposed settlement, settlement class members may be eligible to receive up to 48% of the amount they were charged for receiving a printout of their itemized calls. This amount will be in the form of a billing credit or refund. Settlement class members who are current Nextel subscribers will receive a billing credit, and former Nextel subscribers will receive a refund check. Former customers whose refund would equal less than $4.80 will not receive any payment.

What do I need to do to participate in this settlement?
You are not required to take any action to participate in this settlement. If you are eligible to receive a refund or billing credit, you will automatically receive it once the settlement is final.

Exclude Yourself from the Settlement:
If you do not want a payment or credit from this settlement, or you want to keep the right to sue or continue to sue Nextel on your own about the issues in this case, then you must take steps to get out. This is called excluding yourself – or sometimes referred to as "opting out" of the settlement class.

To exclude yourself from the settlement, you must send a letter by mail saying that you want to be excluded from Campbell v. Nextel Communication, Inc. Be sure to include your name, address, telephone number, your signature, and the case name and number, Campbell v. Nextel Communications, Inc. (BC304559). You must mail your exclusion request postmarked no later than December 1, 2009 to:

Nextel Call Billing Detail Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 6198
Novato, CA 94948-6198

If you do not exclude yourself, you cannot sue Nextel for the same thing later, you will be a Class Member and this settlement will resolve your claims against Nextel. If you have a pending lawsuit, speak to your lawyer immediately.

Object to the Settlement:
If you are a Class Member, you can object to the settlement if you do not like any part of it. You can give reasons why you think the Court should not approve it and the Court will consider your views. To object, you must send a letter saying that you object to the settlement agreement reached in Campbell v. Nextel Communications, Inc. Be sure to include your name, your address, your telephone number, your signature, the case name and number, Campbell v. Nextel Communications, Inc. (BC304559), and the reasons you object to the settlement. Mail the objection to all of the following places, postmarked no later than December 1, 2009:

Clerk of the Court
600 S. Commonwealth Ave.
Department 309
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Jordan L. Lurie, Esq.
Weiss & Lurie
10940 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2300
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Dominic Surprenant, Esq. / A. Brooks Gresham, Esq.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP
865 South Figueroa Street, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Please remember not to contact Sprint, Sprint's Customer Care, or Sprint's lawyers regarding the Settlement Agreement.

Questions? Call 1-888-389-9370 toll free or click here for more information. Except as provided in the Notice, please do not call or write to Sprint, Sprint's Customer Care, Sprint's lawyers, or the Court regarding this Settlement or the Lawsuit.

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