Stern II Appeal

Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis, LLP Defeats Class Action Objectors In 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

After obtaining a massive class action settlement in favor of a nationwide class of AT&T Wireless subscribers surrounding AT&T’s implementation of an allegedly improper “Regulatory Program Fee,”  three objectors came forward and appealed the District Court’s order certifying the settlement class and approving the settlement.  This appeal was brought by three objectors to a class action settlement that resolved several long-running lawsuits against AT&T Wireless and covered tens of millions of former AT&T Wireless subscribers.

Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis, LLP along with several other firms defended the settlement on appeal.  After a 18-month appeal and oral argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit upheld the settlement.  A panel of three judges from the Ninth Circuit reviewed the settlement and held that “the district court did a most thorough and excellent job throughout these proceedings” and that the settlement was adequate and fair.  Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis, LLP not only help obtained the underlying settlement for tens of millions of class members but vigorously defended the settlement throughout the entire process.  A copy of the Ninth Circuits opinion can be found at Stern v. Gambello, 480 Fed. Appx. 867 (9th Cir. Cal. 2012)

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