New York Law Journal
“Accused of stealing signals through a satellite TV antenna their lawyer says they never had, a Lynbrook couple is seeking permission to file a countersuit charging the satellite programming giant DirectTV with racketeering and extortion. “They have no evidence that my clients pirated a signal,” defense attorney Andrew J. Campanelli of Mineola said.”
“Nevertheless, his clients were named as defendants in an action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. That suit is one of more than 100 anti-piracy actions filed by DirectTV against more than 400 Long Island defendants since May 2003.”
The federal lawsuit against Mr. Campanelli’s clients was ultimately withdrawn against them.