Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
DirecTV
Current Parent Company: 
AT&T
Penalty: 
$13,250,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
December 15, 2010
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

To settle multistate litigation, DirecTV agreed to pay $13.25 million plus restitution for customers who were subjected to the satellite TV company's allegedly misleading sales and marketing practices.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Multistate Attorneys General Case
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry of Parent: 
telecommunications
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Parent company note: 
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