In a consumer class action against a defendant wireless telephone carrier, The Superior Court of Alameda County of California found early termination fees (ETFs) charged by the carrier to customers terminating service prior to expiration of defined contract periods to be unlawful penalties and granted restitution/damages to the plaintiff class action. The carrier appealed.
A recent case in Arizona involved the municipal taxation of home security services when the provider’s monitoring facility was out of state and the services included telecommunications. Municipalities are prohibited from taxing interstate telecommunication service under Arizona law.
In a recent case before the Supreme Court of the state of New York, the plaintiff claimed that a security alarm company violated Labor Law §240(1). The man wanted damages for injuries sustained when he was working on a ladder that allegedly shifted, causing him to fall to the floor. The plaintiff was a journeyman electrician employed by a third-party defendant contractor, and he was installing cables for a security system that was undergoing renovation.
An action in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts against an alarm company arose out of a fire that caused extensive damage to a property. The insurance company made payment to its insured in excess of $400,000 for the damages sustained from the fire according to the terms of the policy. Then, more than one year after the fire occurred, the insurance company brought an action against the alarm company for negligence, breach of contract and breach of warranty, seeking to recover the payments made to its insured.
A rather interesting case was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon against the United States. The action was a claim for negligence against the defendant arising out of alleged injuries to her hearing as a result of an alarm on a United States Postal Service (USPS) vending machine. The USPS office used a vending machine to dispense postal products to the public.
In a case before the Court of Appeals of the state of Florida, the court sustained the ruling of the Circuit Court that granted a summary judgment in favor of the security company resulting from an action against it for breach of express warranty and fraud arising out of a fire loss to a customer’s home.
In a recent Louisiana case, the plaintiff, a national corporation that sells, installs and monitors residential security systems, entered into a contract whereby the defendant agreed to sell alarm monitoring accounts to the plaintiff, along with the right to receive monthly payments for monitoring services under the recurring monthly revenue (RMR) accounts.
A recent case in the state of New York arose out of an overnight burglary of the plaintiff’s bank and vault. On the date of the loss, one of the defendant alarm companies was obligated by written agreement to provide a central station burglar alarm system to protect the plaintiff’s premises.
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