IN RE DIRECTV EARLY CANCELLATION LITIGATION
738 F.Supp.2d 1062 (2010)
In Re: DIRECTV EARLY CANCELLATION LITIGATION.
This document relates to: All Actions.
Case No. ML 09-2093 AG (ANx).
United States District Court, C.D. California.
September 7, 2010.
Alfredo Torrijos, Brian S. Kabateck, Richard L. Kellner, Kabateck Brown Kellner, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Anthony L. Vitullo, Fee Smith Sharp and Vitullo LLP, Barbara Dawson, Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, AZ, Beth E. Terrell, Terrell Marshall and Daudt, Seattle, WA, Blake M. Harper, Lindsay J. Foster, Sarah P. Weber, Hulett Harper Stewart LLP, San Diego, CA, Brian Morris Knowles, Knowles Law Firm, Summerville, SC, Dan Getman, Getman and Sweeney, New Paltz, NY, Deanna D. Dailey, Sprenger & Lang, Minneapolis, MN, Deirdre C. McGlinchey, Monroe, LA, Douglas J. McNamara, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, Douglas G. Thompson, Tracy D. Rezvani, Finkelstein Thompson LLP, Washington, DC, Eric Stoppenhagen, New York, NY, George K. Lang, Jamie E. Weiss, Jeffrey A. Leon, Michael J. Lotus, Paul M. Weiss, Freed & Weiss, Chicago, IL, J. Paul Gignac, Arias Ozzello and Gignac, Santa Barbara, CA, Jack E. Truitt, Covington, LA, James E. Cecchi, Carella Byrne Bain Gilfillan Cecchi Stewart and Olstein, Roseland, NJ, Jennifer E. Johnsen, Greenville, SC, Jonathan D. Selbin, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, New York, NY, Jonathan Shub, Seeger Weiss LLP, Philadelphia, PA, Joseph F. Rice, Motley Rice LLC, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Melissa D. Ingalls, Michael E. Baumann, Robyn Eileen Bladow, Shaun Paisley, Kevin M. Askew, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Nimish R. Desai, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, San Francisco, CA, Patrick L. Rocco, Shalov Stone Bonner and Rocco LLP, Morristown, NJ, Paul B. Mengedoth, Mengedoth Law Firm LLC, Scottsdale, AZ, Richard J. Burke, St. Louis, MO, Rosemary M. Rivas, Tracy Tien, Finkelstein Thompson LLP, San Francisco, CA, Scott E. Brady, Bohrer Law Firm, Baton Rouge, LA, William M. Sweetnam, Sweetnam LLC, Northbrook, IL, Andrew N. Friedman, Whitney R. Case, Cohen Milstein Sellers and Toll PLLC, Washington, DC, Carlos A. Gonzalez, Tracy L. Rhodes, Vaughan & Evans, Cartersville, GA, Christa L. Collins, St. Petersburg, FL, Joshua G. Konecky, Todd M. Schneider, Schneider Wallace Cottrell Brayton Konecky LLP, San Francisco, CA, Kevin Kleinpeter, Stephen Babcock, Babcock Law Firm, LLC, Baton Rouge, LA, Marc I. Machiz, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, Philadelphia, PA, Michael E. Withey, Seattle, WA, Scott W. Weinstein, Morgan & Morgan, Ft. Myers, FL, William E. Applegate, IV, Yarborough Applegate LLP, Mt. Pleasant, SC, for DirecTV Inc. Early Cancellation Fee Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation.
ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DIRECTV'S MOTION TO COMPEL ARBITRTION WITH CERTAIN PLAITIFFS AND DISMISS PLAITIFFS' CLAIMS
ANDREW J. GUILFORD, District Judge.
In this Multidistrict Litigation ("MDL") case concerning early cancellation fees, Defendant DirecTV filed a Motion to Dismiss Claims in Plaintiffs' Second Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint and to Compel Arbitration with the Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia Plaintiffs ("Motion"). After considering all papers and arguments submitted, the Motion is GRANTED in part and DENIED in part.
To resolve the Motion to Compel and the Motion to Dismiss, this case requires a review of the consumer protection laws of eight states.
The following facts are taken from Plaintiffs' Second Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint ("SAC") and the Court accepts them to be true, as it must for motions to dismiss under Federal Rule of Procedure 12(b)(6).
DirecTV provides satellite television programming throughout the United States. (SAC ¶¶ 10, 37.) To allow its customers to access that service, DirecTV provides receivers and other equipment. (SAC ¶ 10.) DirecTV is incorporated and has its headquarters in California. (SAC ¶ 10.)