On September 21, 2010, the FTC obtained summary judgment against Inc.21.com, a firm that placed charges on the telephone bills of thousands of small businesses and consumers for Internet-related services that they never agreed to pay. Over a five-year span, Inc.21.com illegally assessed over $37 million in unauthorized payments from these consumers. In addition to barring Inc.21.com from assessing any new charges on any consumer’s bill, the court ordered the third parties through which the charges were placed to return to consumers any money held in escrow, and ordered the defendants to pay nearly $38 million in restitution. FTC v. Inc.21.com Corp., Case No. 3:10-cv-00022 (N.D. Cal); FTC File Nos. 0923171, X100019. The FTC’s press release on the case can be found here.