A man filed a lawsuit against AT&T in small claims court recently. The man’s name is Matthew Spaccarelli. Apparently the man won in small claims court to the tune of $850 when the judge ruled against AT&T after deciding that AT&T had in fact broken its promise to provide unlimited data service.
The man then began encouraging other AT&T customers to sue and even went so far as to post the documents he used to win his case online. AT&T was having none of that and tries to silence the man with the threat of canceling his service. AT&T apparently wanted him to remove the documents from the Internet and sign an agreement that he wouldn’t talk about case.
Spaccarelli decided he would prefer to shame AT&T as much as humanly possible rather than sign a nondisclosure. Apparently, the guy admitted to tethering is iPhone, which is against AT&T’s policy of allowing users to do anything useful with their service. That is what AT&T was using to threaten termination of service.