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APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
JESSICA HALL, Individually and on Behalf ) Appeal from the
of Others Similarly Situated, ) Circuit Court of
) Madison County.
v. ) No. 04-L-113
SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P., d/b/a Sprint )
PCS Group, and SPRINTCOM, INC., )
d/b/a Sprint PCS Group, ) Honorable
) Nicholas G. Byron,
Defendants-Appellants. ) Judge, presiding.
JUSTICE STEWART delivered the opinion of the court:
The defendants, Sprint Spectrum L.P. and SprintCom, Inc., both doing business as
Sprint PCS Group (collectively referred to as Sprint), appeal, pursuant to Illinois Supreme
Court Rule 306(a)(8) (210 Ill. 2d R. 306(a)(8)), from an order of the circuit court of Madison
County certifying a 48-state class in a putative class action lawsuit filed by the plaintiff,
Jessica Hall. We affirm.
Sprint provides wireless communications services to millions of customers throughout
the United States. Sprint is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, but operates and
conducts its business throughout the United States, including within the State of Illinois.
In June 2003, Hall, a resident of Madison County, Illinois, entered into a cell phone
service contract with Sprint at a Radio Shack store in Granite City, Illinois. In doing so, she
agreed to be bound to a one-year contract and to pay a $150 early termination fee if she did
not remain a customer for a full year. Hall's account included two cell phone numbers.