Alert: DirecTV Lawsuit
Perez v. DirecTV Group Holdings, LLC, et al.
United States District Court Case No. 8:16-cv-01440-JLS-DFM
Central District of California
If you have been contacted by Lonstein Law Office, P.C. and/or Julie Cohen Lonstein, Esq. regarding alleged unauthorized commercial use of DirecTV programming at your business, you may be a potential class member!
On August 4, 2016, a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) class action lawsuit was filed in the District Court for the Central District of California against DirecTV, LLC (“DirecTV”) alleging that DirecTV used and continues the use the services of Lonstein Law Office, P.C. and/or Julie Cohen Lonstein, Esq. to contact small business owners for alleged unauthorized commercial use of DirecTV programming. Plaintiff alleges that DirecTV sends third-party installers to small businesses and offers promotional deals for satellite cable television services and equipment, intentionally signing business customers up under “residential” accounts without informing the customers that the services are not for commercial display. Plaintiff alleges that Lonstein Law Office, P.C. and/or Julie Cohen Lonstein, Esq. arrange for “auditors” to go to the businesses and observe commercial display of DirecTV programming. Business owners then receive a letter from Lonstein Law Office, P.C. and Julie Cohen Lonstein, Esq. claiming the business owners have violated their agreements with DirecTV as well as state and federal laws and offer customers to pay an amount of money to settle the matter or risk being sued by DirecTV. Plaintiff is seeking (1) injunctive relief enjoining DirecTV, Lonstein Law Office, P.C., and Julie Cohen Lonstein, Esq. from engaging in future violations of RICO, (2) damages resulting from DirecTV’s conduct, and (3) attorneys’ fees, costs, interest and other remedies available under the law. DirecTV, Lonstein Law Office, P.C., and Julie Cohen Lonstein, Esq. deny all liability and all of plaintiff’s allegations.
We would like to hear about other experiences with DirecTV billing and/or contact from Lonstein Law Office, P.C. and Julie Cohen Lonstein, Esq. to present to the Court during the certification process.
If you would like to learn more about your legal rights as a potential class member or receive more information about the lawsuit, contact one of the plaintiff’s attorneys below or fill out the form on the left. All inquiries will remain confidential.*
* Unless otherwise ordered by the Court.
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