Gellis v. Verizon Communications

Case # 07-cv-03679
Case Name Gellis v. Verizon Communications
Jurisdiction US District Court for N.D. CA
Summary

Lawsuit was brought in response to Verizon Wireless' policy of charging $5 minimum late fees and/or "reconnect" fees on customer accounts.  Since these charges significantly exceed the actual damages suffered by Verizon, Plaintiffs allege that these fees constitute a violation of California law.

Final Approval Date 11/16/2012
Result
  1. Final Approval granted.
  2. All objections were found to be without merit.
  3. The Poindexter et al Objectors (through Attorney Palmer) appealed the Final Approval.
  4. An Appeal Bond of $25,000 was granted by the District Court.
  5. The Appeal was dismissed for failure to pay the Appeal Bond.
Dismissal of Last Appeal 09/10/2013
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Third Amended Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Plaintiff's Reponse to Objections.pdf
Final Approval Order.pdf
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Objection of James J. Poindexter, Cery Perle, Jeffrey Palmer

Objectors James J. Poindexter
Cery Perle
Jeffrey Palmer
Signers Joseph Darrell Palmer
Attorneys Joseph Darrell Palmer
Summary
  1. Cy pres recipients are inadequately disclosed and linked to the settlement.
  2. Attorneys fees are excessive and improperly calculated.

NOTE:  Attorney Palmer requested two 30-day extensions to file his Appellant Brief.  Both extensions were granted, but Attorney Palmer still filed the brief a further 15 days late.  The appeal was dismissed for failure to prosecute, due to the Palmer Objectors failure to pay the appeal bond.

Attachments Objection of James J. Poindexter et al.pdf
Motion to Allow Late Filing of Objection of Poindexter et al.pdf
Appeal of Objectors Poindexter et al.pdf
Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Response to Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Reply to Response to Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Order Granting Motion for Appeal Bond.pdf
Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief.pdf
Response to Motion for Extension of Time to File Brief.pdf
Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Prosecute.pdf
Response to Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Prosecute.pdf
Reply to Response to Motion to Dismiss for Failure to Prosecute.pdf
Dismissal of Poindexter et al Appeal.pdf
Poindexter et al Appeal Docket.pdf
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