Emerson Poynter LLP Announces Court Date Set Concerning Alltel's Early Disconnect Penalty/Early Termination Fee -- VZ

Little Rock, Arkansas, UNITED STATES

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emerson Poynter LLP (www.emersonpoynter.com), a national law firm with offices in Little Rock, Arkansas and Houston, Texas, announces that Arkansans who were charged or paid a $200.00 Early Disconnect Penalty (which Alltel later renamed its Early Termination Fee) to Alltel Corporation will soon have their day in Court. Recently, the Honorable Judge Grisham Phillips of the Circuit Court of Saline County, Arkansas, set the class action case for trial over Alltel's objection. The class action claims brought on behalf of Arkansans will begin on August 13, 2014, and nine days have been reserved for the trial. Verizon (NYSE:VZ) acquired Alltel in 2009.

The Class includes all Arkansas residents who were charged or paid Alltel's Early Disconnect Penalty or Early Termination Fee on or after February 16, 2001. Excluded from the Class are employees, officers, directors and agents of Alltel, and any member of the Class that decides to exclude themselves. Presently, Alltel has appealed Judge Grisham's decision denying Alltel's motion to compel a portion of the Class to arbitration. If you are a member of the Class and your claims arose while you were an Alltel customer after May 1, 2004, your claims are the subject of Alltel's appeal. If the appeal is not heard by August 13, 2014, your claims will not be tried at the August 2014 trial setting. Instead, the August 2014 trial will involve the claims of Mr. Rosenow and all members of the Class with Early Disconnect Penalty or Early Termination Fee claims prior to May 1, 2004.

The case is styled Peter Rosenow v. Alltel Corporation and Alltel Communications, Inc., Circuit Court of Saline County, Arkansas, Third Division, Case No. CV 2006-182-3. Counsel for Mr. Rosenow and the Class are Scott Poynter of Emerson Poynter LLP in Little Rock, Arkansas and Todd Turner of Arnold, Batson, Turner & Turner of Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Please visit www.allteletfclassaction.com for more information, or contact Mr. Poynter at the telephone number or email address below.


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