DirecTV Charged With Extortion In Class Action Suit

from the shouldn't-you-have-proof-of-a-crime-before-you-demand-money? dept

We've written about DirecTV's questionable legal strategy a few times in the past. After getting their hands on the customer lists of some companies that were selling smart card readers, DirecTV sent legal nastygrams to everyone on those lists, accusing them of stealing DirecTV signals. This ignored, of course, the fact that those card readers have other (legitimate purposes). While it's likely that many people did use them for illegally accessing satellite TV signals, DirecTV had no specific proof, other than their name on a customer list. On top of that, the letter made it clear that as long as people paid up $3,500, they wouldn't get sued. In a lot of ways, it's difficult to distinguish that from extortion, and so a group of those accused by DirecTV have filed a class action lawsuit against the company for these actions. DirecTV claims the suit has no merit and that it will be thrown out (as similar cases in the state of California have been).

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    tech agent (profile), 16 Aug 2012 @ 10:42pm

    Re: Directv is horrible

    so directv.. the company that has call centers based in the united states and some in mexico and the Philippines are now in India?? weird because.. they dont. did you know everyone in america doesnt speak good English? did you know america has immigrants? amazing how the most free country in the world has all these things huh.. directv is based in the USA for their call centers. which means AMERICA smart ass. also directv can hire anyone they want to.. which means what.. oh wow people who have a accent. look up convrgys and tell me what you see.. thats a company that works for directv that have people work from home. do we know where they are located? no because that isnt our company. you really want to complain about getting someone who cant speak good English? get on every other forum with and company and spread your shit. you are just like every other customer at directv ignorant and retarded

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