Customers Get OK For £590M Class Action Over BT Fees

By Richard Crump (September 27, 2021, 5:48 PM BST) -- Britain's antitrust tribunal allowed litigation on Monday accusing BT of charging unfair landline rates to go forward as a £589 million ($810 million) class action, concluding that the claim has a prospect of success that should be tested at trial.

The tribunal has agreed to grant a collective proceedings order allowing a telecoms expert to sue BT over landline costs. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) The Competition Appeal Tribunal agreed to grant a collective proceedings order allowing telecoms expert Justin Le Patourel to sue the company on behalf of millions of customers allegedly charged unlawfully high rates.

Judge David Waksman, chairman...

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