A settlement reached in a class action lawsuit brought by Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis, LLP against Verizon Directories (aka Idearc Media) was approved by the Superior Court on February 4, 2008. The settlement resolves a lawsuit alleging that Plaintiff and other members of the class purchased and paid for one year of advertising in the Verizon Yellow Pages print directory for Palm Springs, Indio, and the Coachella Valley. But, because Verizon did not timely distribute the directories to the public, he and other advertisers in the directories did not received the full year of advertising they had paid for.

While Verizon denied any liability, arguing that the plaintiffs’ claims were isolated incidents, under the terms of the settlement, class members will be entitled to cash payments or coupons towards future advertisements. Through aggressive litigation, FBB&C was able to achieve a very beneficial settlement for the class valued at approximately $1,578,474.00.