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    After high court ruling, firms divide and conquer in consumer cases

    “Defendants are trying to steamroll us out of court with this. We're getting completely shut down,” said David DiSabato, who specializes in consumer law in New Jersey. “… The ruling opens the door for companies to pickpocket $10 at a time from millions of consumers.



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    Re: After high court ruling, firms divide and conquer in consumer cases

    The court ruled that companies can force customers to abide by the terms of contracts they agreed to....I fail to see how this is "pickpocketing".

    Secondly, that Verizon example from the article? You have to text or download an app before you will acquire charges like this man acquired. If you contact Verizon customer service they can give you instructions (in most cases) on how to cancel. Or...you can wait for the next text message to come through and text "STOP" to the sender and your $10/month fees will disappear....or delete apps you aren't sure of. (Been there, done that with my parents). Also, those programs are third-party. Verizon isn't providing them. They're charging you for charges they received for something you opted into (without realizing it or not). This "robbing the customer" tone from the article is...hyperbolic and technically incorrect. Verizon has no control over how you distribute your cell phone number. If you enter it on a website as part of a contest, game, give-away, or other questionable cause you're putting yourself at risk. There is also usually 6-point font under the graphich which says you're signing up for something or other.
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