DirecTV Small Business Owners Unauthorized Use Claims Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

The defendants in this lawsuit include DirecTV Group Holdings, LLC, DirecTV Holdings, LLC, DirecTV, LLC, Signal Auditing, Inc., Lonstein Law Office, PC, and two individuals. The complaint alleges that DirecTV solicited businesses to take DirecTV programming for their businesses, but then had Lonstein contact them to tell them they had committed commercial misuse of DirecTV programming, in violation of the Federal Communications Act.

Docket Number:


Company: DirecTV

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: August 4, 2008 to August 23, 2022

Objection Deadline: December 11, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: December 11, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: January 6, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof.


You may be eligible if you are a business or business owner in the US who had DirecTV services installed in your commercial establishment, who were later audited by Signal Audition, Inc., and who, at any time between August 4, 2008 and August 23, 2022, received a communication from the Lonstein defendants on behalf of DirecTV asking for money for the allegedly unauthorized use of DirecTV licensed programming, including NFL Sunday Ticket or any other DirecTV-related programming.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Those who paid nothing or less than $25 to settle DirecTV’s claims of commercial misuse will received $25. Those who paid more will receive a share of the net settlement fund based on the amount of money they paid to Lonstein.

Total Settlement Amount: $9,400,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$80,000 in Total to the Class Representatives

Law Firms:
Lisa L. Clay, Attorney at Law
Mahoney Law Group APC

Case Name: Perez v. DIRECTV Group Holdings, LLC, et al.

Settlement Website: DirecTV Perez Class Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Simpluris, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Settlement Administrator
Perez v. DirecTV Group Holdings LLC, et al.
P.O. Box 26170
Santa Ana, CA 92799

Tags: RICO laws, Unfair Competition