Last year, attorneys throughout the U.S. filed class action suits on behalf of clients claiming lost business and revenue because AOL's networks became severely jammed when it began offering $19.95 per month unlimited service.
Meanwhile, attorneys general from several states also filed law suits on behalf of their constituents and eventually reached a settlement with AOL. A federal judge had put a hold on the attorney-driven class action suits until the attorneys generals' case was legally settled. However, that stay expired Dec. 1 and the class action suits were reactivated.
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