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DirecTV Customers Stuck With Arbitration After SCOTUS Trip

April 3, 2019, 6:49 PM

DirecTV Inc. will keep consumer claims in a long-running case over termination fees out of court after a California appeals court dismissed the consumers’ appeal April 2.

The consumers’ appeal was preemptive because compelling arbitration of the case didn’t sound the death knell for all of their class claims, Judge Frances Rothschild wrote for the California Court of Appeal, Second District.

The U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 overturned the appeals court’s earlier ruling that a state law banning class waivers applied to this dispute.

On remand, DirecTV again moved to compel arbitration. The consumers argued the company had waived its ...

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