LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — A California woman is suing an Internet company, alleging fraud and false advertising.
Dorothy Ayer filed a class action complaint, individually, and on behalf of other members of the general public similarly situated, Sept. 12 in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Frontier Communications Corporation, alleging unlawful, unfair, and deceptive business practices.
According to the complaint, in May, Ayer, purchased an Internet service plan that included a telephone service from Frontier for $69 per month. However, the suit says, she was charged $426.55 on her first billing, despite being previously informed by Frontier that the installation charges, activation fees or other miscellaneous charges were free
The lawsuit states, as a result of the defendant's actions, Ayer and class members were caused economic harm and injury. The plaintiff alleges Frontier Communications benefited from falsely advertising the prices of its services and failed to properly inform plaintiffs of the charges that were to be included in their billing.
Ayer seeks trial by jury, certification of a class action suit, requiring the defendant to notify all class members of the violations, corrective advertising, damages, attorney fees, court costs, interest and all relief as is justly entitled. The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 5:16-cv-01946