New Cingular Wireless, an affiliate of AT&T, is suing several cities in Washington state to recoup money AT&T illegally collected from customers. Because of a coding error, customers were charged a tax on data plans, and AT&T has agreed to pay back the money. But the cities that collected the money have been slow to give it up, Graham Johnson writes. Seattle has been asked to pay back $5 million, while Kent is said to owe about $500,000.
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