DirecTV heads to the Supreme Court over early termination fees

March 23, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear a case involving Colorado-based satellite TV company DirecTV.  The case will decide if DirecTV can force its customers who file class-action lawsuits over early termination fees into private arbitration hearings. 

DirecTV says its customer agreements do not allow users to band together to sue the company, arguing they must instead use arbitration to resolve their claims one by one. 

Last year a California court ruled state law forbids agreements that waive a customer’s right to bring a class action. 

The Supreme Court Justices will hear the case this fall.

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