DirecTV Must Disclose Ad Info In FTC False Ad Suit

Law360, Washington (April 6, 2016, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A California federal magistrate judge on Wednesday ordered DirecTV to give the Federal Trade Commission information it seeks in a false ad suit on the results of research or studies on disclosures it made in its advertising, finding that the information is relevant.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James said the FTC properly framed its request for research, surveys and tests performed by or for the company on the price, agreement and other details of online and other ads and marketing terms, refusing to limit it. DirecTV is accused of failing to fully inform subscribers their monthly fees would go up sharply...

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