According to a lawsuit filed against DirecTV in Federal Court, it is alleged that the Satellite TV service provider is misleading consumers. Apparently, when subscribers go to a retailer and purchase their satellite box, they have to return the box, if they cancel their satellite service subscription at a later date. In other words, it is alleged that consumers are not being told that their satellite box "purchase" is not really a purchase at all. For more details on this important story, check out the report from TV Predictions.
Related Information: DirecTV's policies and procedures regarding service and cancellation fees.
Updates 10/11/09: DirecTV Early Cancellation Policy Targeted By Lawsuit (Sacramento Bee)
Update 10/15/09: Complaints Swell Against DirecTV Early Cancellation Policies
Update 7/29/10: New Lawsuit Against DirecTV Filed in Florida (Miami Herald)
Update 5/25/11: DirecTV Gets Another Low Score From the BBB