An appeals court has reversed a trial judge’s order certifying a class action against DirecTV over allegations that it continued to call people in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. 

While the named plaintiff and other potential class members who had asked DirecTV to stop calling them might have standing to sue, the appellate panel ruled, the class certified by Judge Mark Cohen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia did not meet that standard because it also included individuals who had received the marketing calls but had not asked them to stop. 

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