writes: It would seem that one of the primary satellite TV providers in canada, Bell ExpressVU, is facing a class action lawsuit concerning the legality of service late fee calculations. The focus appears to be on the use of late fees, and the subsequent effective interest that they result in at the bottom line. In canada it is apparently criminal to require effective interest greater than 60% which Toronto lawyer Laura Young claims ExpressVU exceeds.
One thing many forget with regards to disputes with monthly services:
"Even if it's in a contract, if it's illegal, it's not enforceable," said Toronto lawyer Laura Young [...]"
Here's hoping this is the beginning of the de-obfuscation of monthly service billing schemes.