On May 16, 2011, Judge Richard A. Kramer of the San Francisco Superior Court granted final approval of the settlement in Gewalt v. AT&T Services, Inc., Case No. CGC-07-469792. The Schubert Firm served as Class Counsel in the case. The complaint alleged that the defendants deceptively advertised and failed to honor their promises to rebate the price of modems that were purchased by California customers in conjunction with DSL service from AT&T, in violation of California law. In response to this case, AT&T has already paid over $3.5 million to over 69,000 California AT&T customers. The settlement provided for a claims process for all remaining unpaid and late rebate payments on DSL modems to California AT&T customers. Over 25,000 persons submitted claim forms, and payments to the Class Members are expected to be completed in September 2011.
Please visit the settlement website for more information.