DirecTV Fraud Case Should Avoid Arbitration, 9th Circ. Hears

Law360, Los Angeles (May 6, 2013, 11:02 PM EDT) -- Consumers who allege DirecTV Inc. deceived them into leasing satellite television equipment told the Ninth Circuit on Monday that their class action should not be forced into arbitration, saying language in DirecTV's contract makes its arbitration clause unenforceable despite the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Concepcion decision.

The consumers' attorney Paul Bland argued that a trial judge ignored the “peculiar facts” of the case in granting DirecTV's motion to compel arbitration of the consumer fraud case. U.S. District Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen cited Concepcion, in which the...
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