Thursday, March 20, 2014

Business Espionage: AT&T May Pay 1.5 Million to Settle Eavesdropping Lawsuit

AT&T is reportedly about to shell out some $1.5 million, in payments of $4,000 each, to hundreds of class action plaintiffs who say they were victimized as a result of illegal conduct by so-called private investigator to the stars Anthony Pellicano.

The phone company is a defendant in civil litigation because rogue employees at AT&T's Pacific Bell allegedly helped Pellicano with illegal investigative techniques. including wiretapping, according to the Hollywood Esq. blog of the Hollywood Reporter. Pellicano was convicted in 2008 of crimes related to his alleged violation of wiretap laws. (more)