Suit Targets Two Cellular Providers as Competition Killers

Randy Hart is representing clients suing Verizon and Cingular Wireless, the nation’s two largest cellular telecommunications providers. The lawsuit represents Verizon customers throughout Ohio between 1991-97 and Cingular customers in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus between 1993-98. The lawsuit was filed in December in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Judge Jose A. Villanueva was asked to grant the lawsuit class action status. The case stems from an earlier case won by Mr. Hart involving HLP client Westside Cellular, Inc. and cellular carriers. The case reached a confidential settlement in early 2003.