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Eoff v. Sprint Spectrum Settlement (Messaging Litigation Settlement)

Please note: Do not contact the Court, Sprint, Sprint's Customer Care, or Sprint's lawyers regarding your claim.

If you subscribed to a Sprint Wireless Service Agreement with a Messaging Plan, you could receive benefits from a class action settlement

A proposed Settlement has been reached with Sprint in a class action, Eoff, et al., v. Sprint Spectrum, L.P., Civ. No. 2:10-cv-1190-SDW-MCA (USDC, DNJ),

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The cases are entitled Jennifer Eoff, et al., v. Sprint Spectrum, L.P. d/b/a Sprint Nextel, Civ. Act. No. 2:10-cv-1190-SDW-MCA (D.N.J.) and Tinkham v. Sprint Spectrum, L.P. d/b/a Sprint Nextel, Civ. Act. No. 2:11-cv-00591-SDW-MCA (D.N.J.) (the "Action").

What is this settlement about?

The Plaintiffs allege that Sprint improperly charged subscribers on unlimited messaging plans (including Sprint’s branded "Everything Messaging Plan") without a data plan ("Messaging Plan(s)"), for data usage, and that Sprint’s policies and practices relating to its Messaging Plans were improper.

Who represents the Sprint customers?

The Settlement Class is represented by Class Counsel. Contacts for Class Counsel are:

James E. Cecchi
5 Becker Farm Road
Roseland, New Jersey 07068
(973) 994-1700

Paul M. Weiss
513 Central Avenue, Suite 300
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
(847) 433-4500

How do I know if I'm part of the Class?

The Settlement Class is defined as:
"All Persons who are or were parties to an Individual Liable post-paid Wireless Service Agreement for Sprint or Sprint Nextel-branded services for one or more wireless service lines provisioned with a Messaging Plan with Sprint between January 1, 2008 and June 30, 2012 who: (i) incurred casual data charges from Sprint, including but not limited to for using services otherwise included in their Messaging Plan (such as using their wireless device to send or receive pictures through messaging); (ii) claim that they were not adequately informed by Sprint as to what their Messaging Plan included, or how to properly use the services in the Messaging Plan to avoid additional charges, and as a result, incurred Casual Data Charges; and/or (iii) did not use certain features of the Messaging Plan, including as a result of requesting that Sprint block data use and resulting charges, which may have blocked their ability to use certain features included in the Messaging Plan." (Corporate and Government accounts are excluded)

What do I need to do to participate in this settlement?

You may obtain further information about the settlement, including how to file a claim, including an on-line claim by going to or call the toll-free number 1-877-347-3437. All relevant dates and information, including information about excluding yourself from the settlement, objecting to the settlement, Court dates and filing deadlines can be obtained at The Claim Deadline is November 16, 2012.

Go to or call 1-877-347-3437 for additional information. Please do not contact the Court or Sprint, Sprint Customer Care, or Sprint attorneys regarding the Settlement. Capitalized terms used herein are defined in the Settlement Agreement.