How a cell phone system turned an unlicensed cellphone into a $50 million lawsuit
An unlicensed cell phone that has turned into a major lawsuit has cost a cellular phone company more than $50,000 in damages and more than five million dollars in court fees, a company that owns the device told The Associated Press.
The device, dubbed the “Dennis Blackphone” by the owner, was stolen in April 2016 from a car in the parking lot of a parking lot in Phoenix.
It is believed to be the first smartphone to be used by an undocumented immigrant.
The phone is owned by the company, Global Crossing Technologies, and is valued at more than two million dollars.
It was confiscated by the police and brought to Phoenix in March, a court hearing has been scheduled for April 3.
Global Crossing has said that it has never sold the phone and has never been given a license by Arizona’s Department of Public Safety.
The company says it has an unlimited number of licenses and has a contract with the state to manufacture the phone.
In a court filing Monday, Global Cross Technologies said the device is a violation of Arizona’s state wiretapping law.
It says the phone was confiscated at Phoenix airport after the owner was stopped for failing to pay his taxes.
The lawsuit was filed by a Tucson resident named John C. Johnson, who owns the cell phone, claiming that the device violated his constitutional right to due process, and a right to privacy.
Global Crossing says the device’s owners filed a complaint with the Phoenix Police Department on June 10, 2016, about Johnson’s failure to pay $25,000 of his taxes for 2015.
Johnson was arrested June 15 and charged with a felony, according to court records.
The phone is being held by the state and will be tested for DNA, which could reveal who owns it, Global Court says.
Global Cross is a company based in Arizona.
Its website says its products include cellular telephones, cell phone accessories, wireless broadband, and cell phone chargers.
Global Cross has a presence in at least 25 countries.