DirecTV and FTC Reach Deal In Deceptive Marketing Suit

Law360, San Francisco (March 6, 2017, 8:08 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday canceled a bench trial about DirecTV's allegedly deceptive marketing practices the day it was supposed to begin, after the satellite TV provider reached a settlement in principle with the Federal Trade Commission.

DirecTV — now part of AT&T — faced claims it advertised the price of the first 12 months of a two-year contract but failed to mention that the next 12 months are significantly more expensive. If subscribers tried to cancel the package before the end of two years, the FTC claims, they were charged early cancelation fees up to $480.

The motion, filed on...

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