February 07, 2011 15:21 ET

Milberg LLP Announces Cingular Customers in New Jersey May Receive Money Back

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 7, 2011) - Supplemental notice is given that Judge Mayer of The Superior Court of New Jersey for Middlesex County preliminarily approved a settlement in a lawsuit regarding allegedly misleading advertising by Cingular Wireless (now AT&T Mobility), the wireless telecommunications carrier.

This settlement allows for a recovery for consumers (who are or were in New Jersey) who signed up for Cingular's two year service plan after being offered a "Free" phone after a mail-in rebate, and, who, rather than receiving a "Free" phone, instead received a Visa or MasterCard credit card that could only be used at certain locations. A "Settlement Class Member" is any natural person who is a current or former customer of Cingular who received, at a New Jersey mailing address, a MasterCard or Visa rebate card from Cingular at any time from January 1, 2003 to May 28, 2010, and whose card expired as of May 28, 2010 with an outstanding balance. The last day to submit a claim is May 3, 2011.

Claims may be made through the settlement website,

The lawsuit alleged that Cingular's actions constituted a violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and that Cingular was unjustly enriched by its actions. The case is captioned Price v. Cingular Wireless, LLC Case No.MID-L-1235-05.

This press release is intended as a broad non-comprehensive summary of the allegations in the complaint and of the Court's recent order. Both documents are available from the Court and can be viewed on the settlement website:

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Peter Safirstein or Roland Riggs
    Milberg LLP
    Phone number: (800) 320-5081