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AT&T: No class action lawsuits for you

While we sincerely hope this most recent change to AT&T’s ToC wouldn’t hold up in any court of law, AT&T’s latest addition to its terms and conditions is yet another example of the terrible joke that US carriers are becoming. Last week we covered the new paper billing fee T-Mobile has confirmed it will be implementing soon and now we have this — a newly discovered clause that prevents AT&T Mobility customer from entering into a class action lawsuit against the company. Beyond that, the section this snippet was pulled from is intended to limit dispute escalation to binding arbitration or small claims court as opposed to “courts of general jurisdiction”. Seriously.

Any arbitration under this Agreement will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to go chat with our lawyers to discuss the possibility of filing a class action suit against AT&T for trying to stop us from being able to file class action suits. Not really, but we should.

[Via Slashdot]

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