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DirecTV Improper Grounding Investigation

According to media reports in South Florida, DirecTV and its installers may not be properly “grounding” satellite dishes during installation—creating a major safety hazard. Grounding is intended to prevent the destruction of electrical components, as well as electric shock that can occur from superimposed voltage from lightning other electrical charges. Improperly grounded DirecTV Dishes can acquire a “static build-up,” which can result in shock, and static/shock can travel through a home’s wiring cables and destroy or damage electronic equipment. In addition, if a person touches a dish with a static build-up, a shock can result.

According to insurance industry data, failure to properly ground communications systems has led to $500 million dollars of property or equipment damage annually due to lightning and surges.

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The attorneys at Tycko & Zavareei are highly experienced class action attorneys. If you subscribe to DirecTV service, and are not sure if your satellite dish is properly grounded, please contact us. We may be able to help.