Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Cingular Wireless
Current Parent Company: 
AT&T
Penalty: 
$1,666,666
Year: 
2004
Date: 
July 21, 2004
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Verizon Wireless, Cingular Wireless, and Sprint PCS agreed to pay a total of $5 million to settle multistate litigation alleging misleading advertisements and unclear disclosures relating to service agreement terms and wireless coverage areas. The announcement did not specify how much each company would pay. Here we assume the total was divided equally among them.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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