AT&T Agrees to Pay $60m to Settle FTC Lawsuit Involving Throttling of Unlimited Plans
AT&T agreed to pay $60m to be returned to customers to settle a lawsuit brought by the FTC in 2014 for failing to adequately disclose to customers on unlimited data plans that if they used a certain amount of data in a billing cycle, AT&T would slow down – or throttle – their data speeds that limited their functionability. As part of the settlement, AT&T is prohibited from making any claim about the speed or amount of its mobile data – including as “unlimited” - unless they disclose those restrictions clearly and conspicuously and in close proximity to the claim. Andersen Sleater Sianni represents consumers who are victims of false advertising or receive defective products. Click here to read more about the AT&T settlement.