TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: DIrectv Not Honoring Tivo Lifetime Service

Re: DIrectv Not Honoring Tivo Lifetime Service
Tue, 21 Dec 2004 04:07:00 -0800

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Someone committed fraud on you. When
> you purchase (or otherwise take over) an existing business, then
> you take over not only the assets of the existing business, but the
> *liabilities* as well, unless the people going *out* of business
> specifically publish a notice to the effect otherwise, which is to
> afford *you* - the holder of that asset (by virtue of your lifetime
> subscription in this case) -- the opportunity to collect on it from
> the original owner of the business. Did DirectTV publish a notice
> saying 'not responsible for debts of Pegasus' or did Peegasus publish
> a notice saying 'going out of business, etc'. Did Pegasus file a
> petition in bankruptcy? If so, did they list *all* of their
> liabilities, including 'lifetime' (prepaid) subscriptions? You
> definitly were defrauded, but collecting on it may be a challenge and
> cost more than it is worth. Your legal complaint is with Pegasus,
> assuming that DirectTV had no knowledge of any such 'lifetime
> subscritions' outstanding through Pegasus. PAT]

As a matter of business ethics, and perhaps law, TIVO is liable and
being quite ugly in the process, if the facts are stated correctly.
It's TIVO who made the claim in the first instance of the life-time
service option. It's TIVO who complies and distributes the
programming and software updates.

Sounds like a couple of scam artists at work here.

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