Cases & Deals

Verizon Wireless defends against consolidated putative class actions brought under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act

Clients Verizon Wireless, Inc.

Jones Day obtained on behalf of Verizon Wireless vacatur of the district court's preliminary approval of a tentative classwide settlement and a judgment on the pleadings in consolidated putative class actions brought under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). The plaintiffs alleged a willful failure to truncate credit card numbers and expiration dates on customer receipts and sought classwide damages, punitive damages, and injunctive relief. The district court agreed that an intervening act of Congress extinguished the plaintiffs' cause of action under FACTA. The plaintiffs appealed the judgment to the Third Circuit, where it is currently pending.

Ehrheart v. Verizon Wireless, No. 07-01165 (W.D. Pa. 2007-08)