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Sunday, September 24, 2006



Ban on Consumer Class Actions Held Unconscionable: Directv

The issue of consumers and class action V. consumers right to court is of little value with Directv. Directv has engaged in thousands of confidential agreements in the past several years with consumers. Some of these agreements prohibit directv consumers from filing any complaint or asking that anyone be charged for violations arising out of there subscription with Directv. What good then is a class action where a consumer will be sued for breech if they file any complaint which would bring rise to a class action. Such confidential agreements not only prohibit the person from engaging class action but also prohibits the consumer from asking that some one be charged for a violation of consumer law because such a complaint would arise from there subscription. It is the matter of the violator entering into a confidential contract not to disclose any violations. In checking with the Justice Department, my written correspondence with them they have sanctioned such confidential agreements not to report.

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