This page was created as a source of information to consumers who are inquiring about a class action lawsuit recently filed against GTE (now known as Verizon). The lawsuit alleges that certain billing practices of GTE constitute unfair or deceptive practices and that there may be a class of consumers who have been affected by these practices. The case focuses on GTE's long-distance billing procedures. A complete copy of the complaint that was filed in court can be accessed by clicking on the sidebar link entitled "View The Complaint Filed in Court". The contents of the complaint are only allegations until such time as those allegations are proven in court.
The lawsuit addresses a number of issues. One of those issues regards your selection of a long-distance carrier. The second issue concerns whether GTE has over-billed consumers for phone service charges from long-distance carriers.