BellSouth has been ordered to pay $16.5 million to two telemarketing firms for hiring them to increase its small-business clientele and then improperly firing them after copying their marketing techniques. The suit alleged fraudulent inducement, negligent representation, breach of contract and tortious interference with a business relationship. Plaintiffs' lead lawyer G. Joseph Curley also accused BellSouth of using an extremely vigorous motion tactic to try to "exhaust" his clients into going away.
BellSouth Ordered to Pay $16.5M to Fired Telemarketers
Daily Business Review
April 8, 2005