Florida Woman

dirocyn

Most Honored Senior Member
Jan 20, 2018
7,476
Murfreesboro, TN
How do these things not get laughed out of court? Did someone actually 'crunch the numbers' and decide this was profitable?
It probably will get laughed out of court. In due time.

I would not file this sort of lawsuit unless I was paid a fat retainer...in advance. It's not a winner.
 

nigelr

Senior Stratmaster
Aug 28, 2014
1,977
Switzerland
I'm ok with it, somebody has to make these marketing execs stick to the truth and not exaggerate. It's been said that nobody believes what the marketing says, but you have to ask yourself why it got this way and how it became acceptable to tell lies and get away with it.

It's quite common in the UK for ads to get pulled because they don't live up to their claims, even though a lot of stuff gets through.

I'm not suggesting that she gets the $5million, but they should have to re-print the packaging.

It's like buying a car that they say does 0-100 in 6 seconds and finding the reality closer to 9 seconds, would that be OK?
 

nosmo

Senior Stratmaster
Dec 13, 2020
1,599
Tir-na Nog'th
I'm ok with it, somebody has to make these marketing execs stick to the truth and not exaggerate. It's been said that nobody believes what the marketing says, but you have to ask yourself why it got this way and how it became acceptable to tell lies and get away with it.

It's quite common in the UK for ads to get pulled because they don't live up to their claims, even though a lot of stuff gets through.

I'm not suggesting that she gets the $5million, but they should have to re-print the packaging.

It's like buying a car that they say does 0-100 in 6 seconds and finding the reality closer to 9 seconds, would that be OK?
No. In this case they should be sued and made to change the description.
 

fos1

Senior Stratmaster
Silver Member
Nov 7, 2018
2,463
Texas
I can't view the content from the UK, but that is just insane! How has the Company possibly caused this woman a personal loss of $5m? Even accounting for the intense emotional distress she must have experienced when she discovered she needed to give it another 2 mins at 800W, I'd say the true merit of her claim is $1, tops. I hope the greedy cow racks up a fortune in lawyers' fees, then sees the case thrown out of court.
Is there a lawyer involved? Probably a shyster.
 

henderman

Dr. Stratster
Dec 4, 2013
11,064
largo,fl
pretty sure you can sue anyone for anything in the usa if you can fill out the correct stuff and pay the filing fee.

it is not just florida that is stupid though it may be in the lead....
 

Believer7713

The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein
Silver Member
Dec 27, 2016
18,350
KC
Messy.

Expensive, too. Have you priced a .50 cal cartridge recently?
Not lately. But, Yeah, this was an expensive pen for sure!
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I shot that shell sometime around 2005 when they were about $6.50 a round if you bought in bulk. My uncle got his hands on some slugs, drilled them and made us all pens to commemorate the day we shot a .50 cal rifle for the first time.
 

dnabbet2

Strat-Talker
Oct 13, 2021
117
Turkey
I admit I did not look this case up. But years ago the "wrong" lawyer showed up at a professional training workshop, and he offered to stay on and discuss whatever random ridiculous-sounding legal cases we'd seen in the news, and give us the background. From memory, one case involved a very drunk party-goer jumping into the pool from the roof, hurting himself, and suing his host. And another involved a very drunk party-goer -- hmmm, sensing a theme -- falling downstairs, hurting himself, and suing the landlord. In both cases there were fuller circumstances that did make sense of these lawsuits. So, I dunno.
 

stratman323

Dr. Stratster
Apr 21, 2010
39,257
London, UK
But Mainers never do dumb stuff like that.

Our local color for example last summer, guy borrows his brothers T shirt without asking.
Bro gets mad and shoots bro who is holding tot.
Tot and bro get shot.
Other bro goes to jail.
Hasta be serious drug use involved?

Humanity took a shot at creating a civilization.
Greed and the hoarding of wealth, idealization of comforts and feel goods, drinkin and druggin for happiness, gotta problem shootit.

Nope, civilized is a no go!
Mebbe survival could work?

You blame drugs for that, I blame guns. No gun in that scenario? One idiot punches the other, nobody goes to jail.

Now that's a much happier ending isn't it?
 


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