Class Denial Upheld In Calif. DirecTV Fraud Action

Law360, New York (October 30, 2009, 1:12 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court has upheld a lower court's denial of class certification to a DirecTV Inc. subscriber alleging the satellite television provider disseminated false advertising to induce customers to buy expensive high-definition services.

“Because the trial court did not apply an improper criterion in addressing the class certification issue, and because the trial court stated at least one valid reason for denying the motion for class certification, we decline to reverse the trial court's order,” a three-judge panel ruled in the California Court of Appeal,...
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