Greene County (NY) Joins Telecommunications Litigation

June 20, 2019

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 Frontier Communications. The 911 surcharge helps fund upgrades to 911 services such as call tracing, GPS capabilities and 911 text messaging. Despite the positive investments in public safety that can come from the surcharge, some companies choose not to abide by the law. Complex Commercial Litigation Partner Danielle Marlow is overseeing the legal handling this case. Our Cities, States, and Municipalities Newsletter outlines other possible avenues to recover money.

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