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Vt., DirecTV customers to get refund in accord

Associated Press / December 25, 2010

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MONTPELIER — The Vermont attorney general’s office says DirecTV satellite television customers in the state will get refunds from DirecTV for misleading offers and the state will be paid $185,000.

The Vermont settlement is part of a $13.25 million payment to 49 states and the District of Columbia.

The state says DirectTV’s offers did not make clear that customers would have to extend contracts and be subjected to cancellation fees or additional costs.

Attorney General William Sorrell says businesses that fail to fully disclose all the terms of their offers will have to pay consumers and the state.

In the last three years the state of Vermont received more than 300 complaints about DirecTV.