DirecTV must face a consumer class action alleging it directed debt collection companies to make unwanted robocalls, a federal court ruled March 29.

Individualized questions of consent to receive the calls won’t overwhelm common questions, Judge Dolly M. Gee wrote for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

DirecTV hired 20 debt collection companies to make calls regarding over 7 million accounts from 2009 to 2014.

Jenny Brown sued the collection companies and DirecTV under the Telephone...