December 20, 2017
Partner Alysa Hutnik
was quoted in the Northern California Record
article “Appeals court affirms district court decision compelling arbitration in AT&T case.” The article discusses a false advertising case against AT&T and the broader question whether the FTC has jurisdiction over wireless carriers in connection with their advertising practices. “In 2014 the FTC sued AT&T over alleged deceptive advertising claims that subscribers could have unlimited data,” Alysa noted, which was similar to the allegations brought in the private suit compelled to arbitration. According to the FTC’s allegations, the unlimited data claim was deceptive because “the slowed [data] speed was not sufficiently conveyed---so it was not truly unlimited.” With net neutrality rolled back, these issues will become front and center again.
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