Unauthorized Charges

Defending consumers against unauthorized charges

Girard Gibbs LLP represents consumers across the country victimized by unauthorized charges on their cell phone, cable, credit card, and other bills and accounts. Unauthorized charges can add up significantly for consumers, while the companies that engage in this billing fraud can reap tremendous profits. Fortunately, there are multiple remedies under the law for consumers to hold these businesses accountable.

Girard Gibbs’ attorneys represent consumers in class action lawsuits to enforce these consumer protection laws and stop unauthorized charges, while returning millions of dollars to affected consumers.

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Lawsuits about Unauthorized Charges

Below are some of our noteworthy cases involving unauthorized charges:

Providian Financial Class Action Lawsuit

Girard Gibbs represented customers of Providian Financial credit card services in a class action alleging that Providian had assessed unauthorized charges to customers’ accounts and engaged in other fraudulent activities, in violation of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and other laws. The Court granted approval to a $105 million cash settlement, one of the largest all-cash settlements ever on behalf of credit card holders for unfair marketing and billing practices.

AT&T Unauthorized Charges Class Action Lawsuit

Girard Gibbs filed a class action lawsuit against AT&T alleging that thousands of people were assessed unauthorized charges by AT&T even though they were not AT&T customers at the time (a practice known as “cramming”). Girard Gibbs negotiated a class action settlement that provided class members with cash reimbursements for the alleged charges.

Trilegiant Credit/Debit Card Class Action Lawsuit

Girard Gibbs filed a class action lawsuit against Trilegiant Corporation, alleging that it assessed unauthorized charges to consumers’ credit cards, debit cards, phone, bank, mortgage and other accounts by establishing subscriptions for its membership programs in their names without permission. The settlement provided class members with cash reimbursements for the alleged charges.

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