Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sprint Nextel
Current Parent Company: 
T-Mobile US
Penalty: 
$295,000
Year: 
2006
Date: 
April 18, 2006
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

Sprint Nextel Corp. agreed to pay New York City $295,000 to settle a lawsuit in which the Department of Consumer Affairs accused the cellular telephone provider of misleading consumers with deceptive advertisements.

Level of Government: 
local
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
Facility State: 
New York
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Washington
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Source of Data: 

Sprint Nextel pays $295,000 to settle NYC suit for deceptive ads, Associated Press, April 18, 2006 (via Nexis).

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Parent company note: 
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