Galveston County business accuses AT&T of fraudulent practices

By Philip Gonzales | Apr 13, 2017

GALVESTON — A Galveston County family-owned business is suing AT&T, alleging fraudulent misrepresentation.

Farmer's Copper Ltd. filed a complaint March 8 in Galveston County District Court against AT&T Corp. alleging violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

According to the complaint, in 2008, AT&T promised to provide installation and service of a T-3 circuit to provide internet service to Farmer's Copper plaintiff and it would automatically disconnect the T-1 circuits. In 2016, the suit says, Farmer's Copper realized AT&T did not disconnect the two T-1 lines and, instead, the defendant had been improperly charging and collecting for those two lines. 

The plaintiff alleges AT&T failed to disconnect the T-1 circuits as promised and has refused to fully refund Farmer's Copper for the billings, totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Farmer's Copper seeks trial by jury, monetary relief between $200,000 and $1 million and any other equitable relief. It is represented by attorneys Jack C. Brock, Andres “Andy” Soto and Matthew “Gus” Knebel of Mills Shirley LLP in Galveston.

Galveston County District Court Case number 17-cv-0280

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