NEW YORK, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Law firms Seeger Weiss LLP and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC announced today that the U.S. District Court of New Jersey has granted final approval to a proposed settlement of a consumer class action against telecom provider Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) challenging the company's sales and marketing practices. The final settlement of In re Vonage Marketing and Sales Practice Litigation follows a fairness hearing on May 12, 2011. The settlement will likely provide dollar-for-dollar recovery to most settlement class members.
This multi-district litigation involved Vonage's promotional "one month free" and "money back guarantee" offers and application of certain charges (including disconnect, cancellation and termination fees), and subscription fees despite requests for cancellation, which allegedly violated the law. Seeger Weiss partner Jonathan Shub and associate Scott George served as co-lead counsel in this case, along with Andrew Friedman and Victoria Nugent of Cohen, Milstein.
Vonage agreed to pay $4.75 million to fund the settlement, which offers eligible class members reimbursements for certain payments made by Vonage subscribers. Class members includes anyone in the United States who subscribed to Vonage services on or before January 3, 2011, with certain exclusions, and who was unable to receive a full month of free service, did not receive a full money back guarantee under certain circumstances, was charged disconnection fees after cancellation, or paid for monthly service after requesting cancellation.
For more details regarding the class and also the benefits available to class members, visit www.settlementvonage.com. The settlement's claims administrator can be reached by calling toll free (877) 810-7292. Eligible class members must fill out a claim form before July 11, 2011 to qualify for reimbursement.
Note: Seeger Weiss LLP is one of nation's leading trial law firms handling complex individual, mass and class action litigation on behalf of consumers, investors and injured persons. The firm, with offices in New York, Philadelphia, Newark and Los Angeles, represents plaintiffs in a variety of practice areas, including pharmaceutical injury, securities and investment fraud, consumer protection, environmental and asbestos exposures, personal injury and medical malpractice, product defect, antitrust, and commercial disputes. For more information, go to www.seegerweiss.com.
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has been a pioneer in plaintiff class action lawsuits on behalf of victims of such abuses. As one of the premier firms in the country handling major complex class actions, Cohen Milstein, with more than 60 attorneys and offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago, is a firm that specializes in cases concerning antitrust, securities fraud and investor protection, civil rights, human rights, consumer protection and unsafe products, employee benefits and public client. For more information, go to http://www.cmht.com.
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