A federal judge in Los Angeles has granted a preliminary injunction barring DirecTV retailer LA Activations from using toll-free numbers and deceptive names in order to lure potential customers away from Time Warner Cable. The ruling follows a lawsuit filed by the cable company last month alleging that LA Activations, based in Santa Ana, CA, was using such names as "Time Warned," "Time Warn" and "Time Warne" in order to put those names ahead of Time Warner Cable in phone directories. According to the lawsuit, potential customers who called the numbers would then be signed up for the DirecTV service.