Landlord Asks 9th Circ. To Revive DirecTV Contract Suit

Law360, San Francisco (November 7, 2013, 5:44 PM EST) -- A landlord urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to revive a putative class action seeking to bar DirecTV Inc. from using “sham” contracts with tenant subscribers that allows the company to install satellite dishes without landlords' knowledge, arguing a lower court was wrong to find it lacked jurisdiction.

Eldee-K, a Connecticut property management company, argued that the trial court has jurisdiction over California-based DirecTV because the latter state abolished local action doctrines in 1966, meaning its courts no longer limit jurisdiction by whether a case qualifies...
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