PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland lawyer has organized a class action lawsuit against AT&T over a billing surcharge.
The tax, which began Jan. 1, 2019, applies to large retailers with gross income from retail sales of $1 billion or more in the US and $500,000 in the City of Portland.
It doesn't apply to co-ops, credit unions, health services, certain groceries and medicine, as well as utilities.
Cell phone companies are included as "utilities," so AT&T shouldn't have been levying the surcharge in the first place.
According to the Oregonian, AT&T has started reimbursing its customers who were unfairly billed.
Michael Fuller, a Portland lawyer, is heading up the class action lawsuit. He says he has several dozen Oregon AT&T customers who have filed to collect their $200 claims from AT&T.