9th Circ. Says DirecTV Customers Must Arbitrate Fee Dispute

Law360, Los Angeles (December 2, 2013, 8:45 PM EST) -- A Ninth Circuit panel forced arbitration of customers’ claims that DirecTV Inc. did not properly disclose its early cancellation fees, ruling Monday that the U.S. Supreme Court's Concepcion decision prevented plaintiffs from blocking DirecTV’s arbitration policy.

The panel reversed a lower court ruling that the class action waiver in DirecTV’s arbitration agreement was unconscionable under California, Arizona, Florida and Pennsylvania laws. The U.S. Supreme Court had, after the district court’s decision, held in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion that the Federal Arbitration Act broadly prevented states from...
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