Publication Archive: 911 Surcharge


Oswego County (NY) Joins Class Action Against Telecom

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Source: Oswego County News Now
Oswego County is joining six other upstate counties in a class action lawsuit against major telecommunications providers alleged to have withheld surcharge payments from municipalities, amounting to a “multi-billion-dollar” deficit. The lawsuit, filed on May 1, alleges the companies failed to pay counties legally mandated reimbursement funds that offset the high costs of emergency response…Read the article

Greene County (NY) Joins Telecommunications Litigation

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Source: Hudson Valley News Network
Greene County lawmakers authorized a retainer agreement with a New York City law firm Monday night to claim any lost fees for 911 services from telecommunication companies. Napoli Shkolnik PLLC will represent Greene County in addition to Fulton, Nassau, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Wyoming counties in a lawsuit against Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner Cable and…Read the article

Madison County (NY) in Telecommunications 911 Surcharge Suit

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Source: The Oneida Daily Dispatch
Madison County will join other counties in New York and other states in a possible lawsuit against telecommunication companies. Telecommunication companies are required by law to collect a 911 surcharge from their customers and turn that funding over to counties. Some of those companies may not have been collecting that surcharge or may have failed…Read the article

Seneca County (NY) Joins Telecommunications Lawsuit

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Source: Finger Lakes Times
Seneca County decided to join several others in a lawsuit against telephone and telecommunications companies for allegedly not remitting the 911 surcharges, as required, to help counties pay for local 911 services. The counties will use the law firm of Napoli Shkolnik to pursue the litigation. Partner Danielle Marlow is leading the fight in the…Read the article

Essex County Considering Joining Multi-County Telecom Suit

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Source: Adirondack Daily Enterprise
The Essex County Board of Supervisors is considering hiring the New York City law firm Napoli Shkolnik — which is representing the counties of Fulton, Nassau, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Wyoming in the lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that local 911 services are underfunded as a result of the apparent failure of AT&T, Frontier Communications, Time…Read the article