DIRECTV Awarded $2,393,000

DIRECTV awarded $2,393,000 plus prejudgment interest against the owners and operators of East Coast Cable which was involved in illegally redistributing DIRECTV.

DTV’s Mtn for Damages (2)

220 Judgment Order re DTV’s Mtn for Damages

 

Cable TV Operator Pleads Guilty to Rebroadcasting DIRECTV’s Signal

Bryson City, N.C- A cable operator pleaded guilty today before U.S.Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Howell to wire fraud and mail fraud charges for fraudulently acquiring and unlawfully rebroadcasting DIRECTV satellite television programming to the customers of Highlands Cable Group, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

Bond Plea Press Release

Mesa Cable Execs get Probation in DIRECTV Scam

Eagle West Communications of Mesa, no longer in business, once served customers from Williams to Cave Creek. But when the company ran into financial trouble in the mid-2000s, McKay and LaBarre concocted a scheme to pipe DirecTV’s signal, obtained fraudulently, to homes and businesses who had cable subscriptions.
68 Judgment in a Criminal Case (McKay) 31 Judgment in a Criminal Case 74 Judgment in a Criminal Case – LaBarre

DIRECTV Wins Case for an Unauthorized UFC PPV Event

DIRECTV’s complaint alleges that the Defendants unlawfully and willfully received and displayed DIRECTV’s satellite programming to the public at Skybox Sports Lounge for commercial benefit or financial gain without a valid commercial DIRECTV account.

ECF#28 ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLTFS MTN FOR DEFAULT

Just One More Tavern

Just One More Tavern, without a valid commercial account with DIRECTV, “willfully received and displayed DIRECTV Satellite Programming to the public and for commercial benefit or financial gain, at her commercial establishment” in violation of the Cable Communications Policy Act, 47 U.S.C. § 605.1 (Compl.
¶¶ 17-18).

ECF #15 – ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR DEFAULT JUDGMENT