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If you read the actual article, she lost more than just the laptop.

http://redtape.msnbc.com/2008/02/a-l...p-a.html#posts
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wow first the digital picture frames with a trojan horse and now this?
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Here is the problem with the lawsuit right here:

Quote:
Campbell freely admits she picked the same amount in an effort to attract media attention.
(The Red Tape Chronicles)

IMO, she should be punished for wasting the court's time. If you want to file suit for something you believe is justifiable, fine. But blatant abuse of the legal system like this is inexcusable. Sue for what you've lost. Punitive damages can be decided by the judge if necessary.
    
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Here is the problem with the lawsuit right here:


(The Red Tape Chronicles)

IMO, she should be punished for wasting the court's time. If you want to file suit for something you believe is justifiable, fine. But blatant misuse of the legal system like this is inexcusable. Sue for what you've lost.
I'm no legal expert, and I don't know if what she freely admits to is at all a crime, but the suit itself is a slam dunk, she will win because her property was lost including her personal information. IMO, she will not be punished for the amount of the suit, but the suit has merit regardless of the amount of money asked for.
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I'm no legal expert, and I don't know if what she freely admits to is at all a crime, but the suit itself is a slam dunk, she will win because her property was lost including her personal information. IMO, she will not be punished for the amount of the suit, but the suit has merit regardless of the amount of money asked for.
It may have merit for the amount she's lost - but she freely admits shes suing for that amount for the purpose of drawing media attention. Drawing media attention is not the courts actual duty, and you cannot sue for the purpose of "drawing media attention". It doesn't take a legal expert to know that.
    
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I don't see the suit being threw out she will just get alot less probly in range of 50-100k maybe.
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post #27 of 72
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
Here is the problem with the lawsuit right here:

(The Red Tape Chronicles)

IMO, she should be punished for wasting the court's time. If you want to file suit for something you believe is justifiable, fine. But blatant abuse of the legal system like this is inexcusable. Sue for what you've lost. Punitive damages can be decided by the judge if necessary.
Yup, she'll get it thrown out of the biases that she's using the legal system to make Best Buy look back.
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Yup, she'll get it thrown out of the biases that she's using the legal system to make Best Buy look back.
It's not gonna happen.
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post #29 of 72
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Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
Here is the problem with the lawsuit right here:

(The Red Tape Chronicles)

IMO, she should be punished for wasting the court's time. If you want to file suit for something you believe is justifiable, fine. But blatant abuse of the legal system like this is inexcusable. Sue for what you've lost. Punitive damages can be decided by the judge if necessary.
There is nothing wrong with suing for that reason as long as it's not the primary reason. She's not wasting the court's time because whether she sued for $5 or $5 billion, it would take the same time. It's not an abuse of the legal system, you obviously didn't read the link.

She brought a laptop in with lots of personal info on it. They played the run-around with her for 3 months when they told her it would only take 2-6 weeks. They lied the entire time. When they admitted what they did they offered a $900 GIFT CARD when the laptop cost $1,100 ( not to mention the lost personal data ).

Now that she's sued they offered $4100 to make it go away but you little kids need to understand something, Identity theft costs somewhere between $10k-$50k and around 120hrs to fix and because the 3 credit bureaus are so inept it's ridiculous.
    
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post #30 of 72
She could be suing best buy because the voices in her head told her to, and it wouldn't decrease the validity of the suit. The only way that it will get thrown out is if the court justifies that she has no grounds to claim damages, which she does.

The courts aren't interested in all of this touchy-feely crap, they only care about the charges themselves.
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