DirecTV Gets Dealer's $10M Award Tossed In Contracts Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (January 29, 2013, 9:53 PM EST) -- A California state judge Tuesday tentatively vacated the $9.5 million arbitration award a DirecTV Inc. dealer won against the satellite company in a contracts dispute, saying the companies' deal allowed DirecTV to back out unilaterally with 30 days' notice.

Judge Ruth A. Kwan's tentative ruling reversed the decision of a divided arbitration panel. The judge found that a 2006 sales and customer service agreement between DirecTV and the now-defunct Professional Satellite and Communications allowed DirecTV to exit the pact as long as it gave the dealer...
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