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Virgin Media Gets Nov. Hearing For £7M Ofcom Fine Appeal

Law360, London (May 1, 2019, 6:17 PM BST) -- Virgin Media is set to head to a specialist U.K. antitrust appeal tribunal in November to challenge a £7 million ($9.2 million) fine issued to the company last year by Britain’s telecoms regulator for overcharging customers who quit broadband and phone contracts early.

A Competition Appeal Tribunal order signed by Judge Sarah Falk on Monday confirmed the two-day hearing has been listed for Nov. 19 after the regulator, known as Ofcom, withdrew an application for disclosure it had filed in March.

Ofcom fined Virgin Media Ltd., which provides broadband, digital TV, landline phone and mobile services, after it found that 82,000...

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