Sprint Nextel vs MN
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson accused Sprint Nextel Corp. of extending customer contracts without the informed consent of those customers in a lawsuit filed Thursday. WCCO reports the Attorney General filed the suit based on hundreds of complaints from Minnesota residents, including some who said they were threatened with $200 cancellation fees for trying to get out of contracts they thought had already expired. Aside from barring certain practices, Swanson is seeking restitution for victims and civil penalties of up to $25,000 per incident. According to Fudzilla Swanson claims that Sprint Nextel violated the Minnesota Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices Act.