Kasowitz Wins Verdict on Behalf of Verizon Wireless Against the State of Florida
After a three week trial, Kasowitz won a verdict on all claims for Verizon Wireless on July 20, 2010 in the Second Judicial Court in Tallahassee, Florida. The case originated from a Florida Attorney General investigation into Alltel’s negative-option (opt-out) marketing of a roadside assistance feature known as Mr. Rescue during 2002-2005. In 2006, the AG filed the action under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, seeking $20 million in restitution or disgorgement (all Mr. Rescue Florida revenues) and billions in penalties. Kasowitz took over as the defense’s lead trial counsel when Verizon Wireless acquired Alltel in early 2009. Kasowitz Ann M. St. Peter-Griffith represented Verizon Wireless in this matter.