In November 2007, a $6-million class action lawsuit was filed against Bell Mobility. James Anderson, a resident of the Northwest Territories, decided to sue the company for unfairly charging him 75 cents each month for 911 services when the Northwest Territories does not have a 911 emergency response system. James will be representing the Class, which is comprised of all Canadians who live in areas without access to 911 services and who are charged for the service by Bell Mobility.
Anderson said he decided to file the lawsuit after complaining to the store that sold him the phone and service package. “There was no satisfactory explanation other than everybody had to pay it,” Anderson told CBC News. “So it wasn’t something I was satisfied with.”
In an article appearing in the Yellowknife, Anderson’s lawyer, Keith Landy, stated “we have taken the position that everyone in the NWT and beyond (who is paying for non-existent 911) ought to be compensated for the money they have paid.”
The $6-million class action lawsuit was filed against Bell Mobility in late November by lawyer, Keith Landy.
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