Media Breakaway, LLC (providing mobile content under the business name “Ringaza”), following similar settlements reached with AT&T Mobility, LLC, and Mobile Messenger Americas, Inc. regarding similar issues, has entered into a settlement of a class action lawsuit on behalf of itself and its business partners including third-party advertisers who also market and provide “mobile content” services, involving claims of alleged unauthorized mobile content charges on cell phone bills of consumers in the U.S. While Media Breakaway disputed these allegations, the parties settled the class action lawsuit and asked the court to preliminarily approve the settlement. The settlement, which received preliminary approval by the U.S. District Court in Miami last week, entitles wireless customers in the U.S. to receive refunds for claimed unauthorized mobile content charges.
Mobile content refers to products such as ringtones, games, graphics, news, and other alerts that are provided through mobile phones and are charged directly to consumers’ mobile phone bills. Although a relatively new form of commerce, mobile content has evolved to form a large and increasingly important industry. Media Breakaway acts as a provider of mobile content and a marketer of third-party mobile content that consumers purchase to use with their cellular telephones.
Attorneys Jay Edelson, Myles McGuire and Rafey S. Balabanian of KamberEdelson, LLC, were appointed by the Court to serve as the attorneys for the class. Class members may visit www.MBClassAction.com to learn more details about the settlement and how to apply for a refund. Class members may also call the claims administrator directly at 1-800-936-5093 or class counsel at 1-866-354-3015.