Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sprint Corp.
Current Parent Company: 
SoftBank
Penalty: 
$12,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
May 12, 2015
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
telecommunications violation
Violation Description: 

Sprint Corporation agreed to pay $12 million to settle multistate litigation alleging that it billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party premium text messaging services, a practice called cramming. This was part of a larger $68 million settlement involving the Federal Communications Commission; see the Violation Tracker entry at https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/violation-tracker/-sprint-corp-0

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
Japan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.