A pornography service that infuriated hundreds of consumers by charging phone bills without authorization committed unfair and deceptive trade practices, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in an opinion by Chief Judge John M. Walker Jr., upheld the findings of Southern District Judge Lewis Kaplan, who had determined that the company, Verity International Ltd., violated �5(a)(1) of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

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