Two Cellphone Providers To Pay $116 Million In California Lawsuit Settlement

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Two of the country’s largest cellphone providers will pay $116 million under a settlement in a California lawsuit claiming they overcharged government customers for over 10 years. Verizon has agreed to pay $68 million and AT&T Mobility will pay $48 million to settle claims that they violated cost-saving agreements included in wireless contracts with state and local governments. The largest users recovering money under the settlement are the state of California, the CSU and UC systems, Los Angeles County and Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and Riverside city and county governments.