Consumer Class-Actions at Risk in AT&T Case Before Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court building
The United States Supreme Court building

A case before the United States Supreme Court could allow corporations to use "fine print" to avoid class-action lawsuits, say consumer advocacy groups Public Citizen and the Consumer Federation of America.

The case, AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, concerns two California residents who argue AT&T defrauded millions of customers by deceptively advertising phones as "free" and then tacking on an undisclosed $30 charge.