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Bell named in prepaid phone card lawsuit


TORONTO – The Ontario Court of Justice is allowing a potential multi-million-dollar class action lawsuit against Bell Mobility to proceed.According to a Toronto Star report Monday,  the lawsuit stems from the expiry of a Bell-owned Virgin Mobile prepaid card with a balance of about $58.60 belonging to Celia Sankar.  Sankar alleges Bell “seized” money remaining on her card after its expiry date, arguing that prepaid phone cards are “gift cards” under the Consumer Protection Act and therefore not subject to expiry dates.She is seeking $100 million in general damages for herself and some one million fellow complainants, $10 million in...