First and foremost, *yawn* with the spell corrections. This isn't about me. Attempting to belittle my intelligence because I mis(s)pelled a word doesn't detract from the truth of my statements. There is no "slight exaggeration". DTV has currently sued around 24,000 people and has sent extortion demand letters to over 200,000 people (as per DTV's own admissions). No doubt that some of the people who received demand letters or a summons were actual signal pirates. However, the vast majority, in all probability, are not. The Civil Court system is a mess. When presented with a choice between paying DirecTV $3000 or paying a lawyer $5000-$10000 to defend the frivolous lawsuit, most people are forced by their financial position to opt for the cheapest way out regardless of their guilt or innocence. DirecTV does not bother to investigate if an individual is guilty of piracy. They simply file a lawsuit knowing full well that most defendants can not afford a lawyer to progress far enough into the suit to expose their complete lack of factual basis for filing in the first place. DirecTV has behaved in a most unscrupulous manner. One only has to read the declarations of three former DirecTV "investigators" (Fisher, Bautista, Melendez) to understand the depths of DirecTV's indifference and depravity. DirecTV has been slapped on the wrist numerous times for "fraud and misrepresentation" by the court system for filing false affidavits and expert testimony full of lies and half truths. Further, DirecTV targets individuals and companies for lawsuits although they were not engaged in signal piracy. DirecTV has sued both Jeff Whilens (sp?)(attorney) and SDLogic for attempting to assist in the defense of the tens of thousands of people sued by DirecTV strictly to serve as a deterrant to any other individuals or companies that may consider assisting in defending baseless DirecTV lawsuits. This all is as much an indictment of a seriously flawed Civil Court system as it is of DirecTV. Individuals have been abusing the low threshold requirements of the civil courts for decades to extort money from individuals and businesses. It seems only fitting that it is now being done in reverse. Perhaps it will finally force reform. Basing judgement on a "preponderance of the evidence" is absurd. And the following two replies to this statement fit right in to the general rules of forum etiquette?