Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP Files Class Action Against Cablevision for
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Law Offices of Napoli Bern
Ripka Shkolnik, LLP, has filed a $250,000,000 class action complaint against
Cablevision Systems Corp (NYSE:CVC)and its affiliates to enjoin Cablevision
form continuing to charge customers for services the company did not provide
during the post Hurricane Sandy aftermath. The complaint was filed on behalf
of over one million Cablevision customers residing in New York who have lost
television, internet, and telephone services since Hurricane Sandy devastated
the tri-state area.
The complaint alleges that Cablevision customers, to this day, continue to pay
for non-existent cable, internet, and telephone services. The lawsuit seeks
to enjoin Cablevision's improper practice of withholding rebates to its
customers who lost service unless until a customer complains to the company.
On November 13, 2012, Bard v. Cablevision Systems Corp., et. al., Index No.
602291/2012, was filed and alleges that customers have been wrongfully charged
for services and not automatically refunded for bills sent to customers while
Cablevision's services were disrupted.
The class understands that services could not be provided under the
circumstances after the storm, but the complaint alleges that Cablevision was
obligated to immediately rebate every customer for the period of time service
was disrupted. In addition, because the class alleges that Cablevision knew,
or reasonably should have known, that it could not supply its services,
Cablevision should not have accepted payments for services not provided to the
class members during the disruption time period.
The lawsuit also asserts that Cablevision has refused to give customers any
rebate for their approximate payment of $150 a month, unless a customer
contacts Cablevision and complains about the service disruption. Cablevision
is aware that nearly its entire customer base has not made telephone or
internet complaints about the outage and is relying upon Cablevision's public
assurances in the press that it was working diligently to restore service.
For more information regarding the Class Action Complaint, please send an
email or call:
CONTACT: Hunter Shkolnik
Phone: (212) 267-3700
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