Total Call International, Inc. and IDT/UTA have reached a complete
settlement of the lawsuit brought by IDT Telecom, Inc. and Union
Telecard Alliance, LLC against Total Call. This brings to four the
number of defendant groups that have settled the litigation commenced by
IDT/UTA earlier this year. The other settling defendants to date are
Epana Networks, Inc., Dollar Phone Corp. and related companies, and
Locus Telecommunications, Inc.
On March 8, 2007, IDT/UTA commenced a lawsuit against several prepaid
calling card companies alleging false advertising and deceptive trade
While Total Call has denied all of the allegations in IDT/UTA’s
complaint, Total Call has agreed to be bound to the terms of a
stipulated injunction in connection with settlement. The stipulated
injunction was so-Ordered on November 8, 2007 by the Honorable Susan D.
Wigenton, United States District Court Judge for the District of New
Jersey, and requires Total Call to deliver minutes of telecommunications
time stated to consumers in voice prompts and in advertising. Pursuant
to the terms of settlement agreements reached earlier this year,
defendants that have settled to date—Epana,
Dollar, and Locus—as well as plaintiffs IDT
and UTA, are bound by the terms of the injunction agreed to by Total
IDT/UTA’s lawsuit against the remaining defendants is still continuing
in federal court in Newark, New Jersey.
About IDT Telecom, Inc. and Union Telecard Alliance, LLC
Corporation (NYSE: IDT, IDT.C) is a multinational company with
operations that span various industries. Through its Telecom subsidiary,
IDT provides retail and wholesale telecommunications services and
products, including pre-paid and rechargeable calling cards, consumer
local, long distance, and wireless phone services, and wholesale carrier
services. UTA is one of the largest distributors of prepaid phone cards
in the United States and distributes over 200 different phone cards
throughout the country.