DirecTV Says Cancel-Fee Disputes Must Be Arbitrated

Law360, New York (September 15, 2009, 2:04 PM EDT) -- Citing contracts with purchasers of its services and equipment, DirecTV Inc. has filed a motion seeking a stay or binding arbitration in a class action accusing the satellite TV provider of gouging potentially hundreds of thousands of canceling customers out of up to $600 each.

Monday's motion, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, says named plaintiff Gary Smith “has contractually agreed to resolve all disputes with DirecTV through binding, individual arbitration.”

Smith will try to avoid his agreement to arbitrate...
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