DirecTV Must Face Robocall Class Suit in Court, 9th Cir. Says

Sept. 30, 2020, 10:11 PM

DirecTV LLC lost its argument to the Ninth Circuit Wednesday that it should be able to compel arbitration of a robocall class action because of a clause in a wireless service agreement with affiliate AT&T.

A divided panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, disagreeing with the Fourth Circuit, held that a valid agreement to arbitrate didn’t exist because AT&T and DirecTV weren’t affiliates at the time the agreement was signed.

Jeremy Revitch filed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act suit in 2018. He alleges DirecTV made multiple calls to his cellphone using a prerecorded message that...

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