DirecTV’s Quoted Monthly Costs
May 2016: After the district court reopened and stayed the case pending resolution of arbitration, the named plaintiff withdrew the appeal.
February 2016: The named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the dismissal of this action.
March 2015: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against DirecTV for, among other things, allegedly deceptively quoting monthly costs for its television programming services. According to the plaintiffs, DirecTV’s quoted monthly costs do not include a surcharge that the company imposes on customers to cover a state tax on companies transmitting video programming by satellite. In addition, the complaint alleges that the company hides that it is imposing a surcharge on customers by itemizing the surcharge under the “Taxes” heading on the monthly bill. (Ferrie et al v. DirecTV, LLC, Case No. 15-cv-409, D. CT.)
When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.
When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.