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AT&T Can’t Appeal International Roaming Class Action

Jan. 24, 2019, 9:15 PM

AT&T Mobility LLC didn’t convince the Ninth Circuit to review certification of a consumer class action over excessive international billing.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Jan. 23 denied the company’s request for permission to appeal the August 2018 certification order.

California customers allege that AT&T automatically provided their cell phones with international roaming capability but misled them about the cost of unanswered incoming calls they received while abroad.

Judges Ronald M. Gould and Richard A. Paez served on the panel.

Gutride Safier LLP represented the consumers.

Mayer Brown LLP represented AT&T.

The case is McArdle v. AT&T Mobility LLC, 2019 BL 22448, 9th Cir., No. 18-80102, order 1/23/19.

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