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DIRECTV Class Action Alleges TCPA Violations

This lawsuit alleges that direct broadcast satellite service provider DIRECTV unlawfully marketed their services by contacting individuals on their cellular telephones via an “automatic telephone dialing system” in non-emergency situations without their prior express consent, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and other federal laws and regulations. 

California Based DIRECTV (DTV) describes itself as one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming, and industry leading customer service to more than 39 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America.  In July 2015, following an extended regulatory review process, AT&T, Inc. acquired DIRECTV in a transaction valued at $49 billion.

Georgia resident Sebastian Cordoba never had a business relationship with DIRECTV and did not provide his consent to authorized DIRECTV telemarketers to contact his cellular telephone.  Cordoba had registered with the National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC) in December 2014.  He received more than one call a month from DIRECTV telemarketers during since his NDNC registration date.  After Cordoba specifically requested DIRECTV and/or its telemarketers that he not be called on his cell phone in June 2014, Cordoba received more than two dozen such calls.  In January 2015, after he made repeat oral and eventually a written request for the calls to cease, DIRECTV notified Cordoba in writing that that the calls would cease. Cordoba continued to receive DIRECTV calls.

On October 27, 2015, Cordoba filed his class action suit against DIRECTV (U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia) alleging knowing and willful violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act as well as the rules and regulations promulgated by the Federal Communications Commission and the Telemarketing Sales Rule.

Cordoba seeks certification of a national class against DIRECTV, also requesting certification of an NDNC sub class, for violation of federal telemarketing laws by making unsolicited and unauthorized non-emergency telephone calls to Cordoba, and others similarly situated, on their telephones via an ATDS for the purposes of selling or marketing DIRECTV goods or services.  The NDNC class includes individuals who requested not to be contacted by DIRECTV.

The class action suit seeks statutory treble damages in the amount of $1,500.00 for each defendant, $500.00 per defendant for negligent statutory violations, and attorney fees and litigation costs.

 

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Consumer

Most Recent Case Event

DIRECTV Complaint Alleges TCPA Violations

October 27, 2015

The complaint for this lawsuit alleges that direct broadcast satellite service provider DIRECTV unlawfully marketed their services by contacting individuals on their cellular telephones via an “automatic telephone dialing system” in non-emergency situations without their prior express consent, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and other federal laws and regulations. 

directtv_auto_dial_complaint.pdf

Case Event History

DIRECTV Complaint Alleges TCPA Violations

October 27, 2015

The complaint for this lawsuit alleges that direct broadcast satellite service provider DIRECTV unlawfully marketed their services by contacting individuals on their cellular telephones via an “automatic telephone dialing system” in non-emergency situations without their prior express consent, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and other federal laws and regulations. 

directtv_auto_dial_complaint.pdf
Tags: Unsolicited Cell Phone Calls, Your Privacy