DirecTV Subscribers Can't Change Channel On Arbitration

Law360, New York (March 22, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ruled Friday that former DirecTV LLC subscribers accusing the satellite TV provider of compromising their privacy by failing to destroy personal information can't petition the Ninth Circuit to move the suit out of arbitration.

After granting DirecTV's bid to compel arbitration of the proposed class action in November, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White ruled that the customers hadn't shown that his decision rested on disputed questions of law, and nixed their bid to pursue an interlocutory appeal.

“Plaintiffs fail to cite...
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