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Company: WorldCom Inc.
Current Parent CompanyVerizon Communications
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Penalty: $88,000,000
Year: 2001
Date: April 19, 2001
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: consumer protection violation
Secondary Offense: telecommunications violation
Violation Description: WorldCom agreed to pay $88 million to settle litigation alleging that MCI WorldCom incorrectly charged customers for direct-dialed long-distance calls.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Southern District of Illinois
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: MDL 1275
Case Name: MCI Non-Subscriber Telephone Rates Litigation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New York
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
Specific Industry of Current Parent: telecommunications
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