Perez v. Asurion Corporation
- Case Date: 5/23/2007
- Project Name: Reining in the Plaintiffs' Bar
On May 23, 2007, WLF filed formal objections in a Miami federal court in a consumer class action case where class members, who purchased insurance for their cell phones, may only request a phone card that has a face value of $5.00, while plaintiffs' attorneys demand to be paid $1.6 million in cash. WLF argued that the phone cards are essentially worthless to cell phone users, and, by charging 10 cents a minute for domestic calls, are worth half as much as most other cards that charge 5 cents a minute or less. WLF also argued that the attorneys' fees should be paid in phone cards rather than cash, and that the court should delay any award of fees until all class members have submitted a claim for the card. WLF also argued that if the court approves the award of phone cards, they should be automatically mailed to each of the 10 million class members rather than requiring a cumbersome claim procedure.
More Information and Downloads:
5/18/2007: Download Response to WLF Appearance
5/11/2007: Download Attorney Correspondence