DirecTV Case Heads to U.S. Supreme Court

Mar 23, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to weigh a case in which satellite provider DirecTV was hit with a class-action lawsuit from consumers over early termination fees, Variety reports.

“The central question is whether DirecTV can force the litigation into private arbitration, citing subscriber agreements,” the story reports. “A California appellate court ruled last year that DirecTV’s subscriber agreements could not force the dispute into private arbitration, as the contract included a provision that class action rights could not be waived if they violated a state law.”

The satcaster says federal law permits the company to shift the disagreement to arbitration, according to the report. Oral arguments are due later in 2015.


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