Woman sues Best Buy for 54 mil after they lose her laptop

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  1. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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  2. Monster Reborn

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    LOL.

    Wait.

    What is best buy?

    Is it like a pawnbroker?
     
  3. Ahura Mazda Registered

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    I doubt she can win given nothing justifies that amount unless she was at a risk of earning or losing that amount because of the loss of her laptop. Of course, who knows how a jury will decide and it is possible for her to get a few thousand plus the legal cost.
     
  4. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    She says she had important information on it. I can see suing for that.
     
  5. Monster Reborn

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    How important?

    Government Secrets?
     
  6. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    I thought she was worried about "identity theft" issues.
     
  7. Ahura Mazda Registered

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    It is her important information and unless she is worth that amount or could possibly earn that in her lifetime she has no claim to such an amount. However, if she wins the case given the policy on "punitive damages" she scould potentially get awarded that much. It would be however very disproportionate.
     
  8. Morg Super Moderator

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    I hope she loses, I hate idiots who thinks they can get rich on stunts like this.

    and didn't that idiot judge who try to sue for millions for his pants ended up being fined for his moronic lawsuit?
     
  9. Kelly #RESIST

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    Oh hell yeah, I would sue them........the research I have on my along with lectures, power points etc.......YES, I would sue their pants off.....

    But then I would have to give the money to my school district.......since they provide the laptop......

    *sighs*
     
  10. Kelly #RESIST

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    Yep if I were her, I would already have changed my SSN, bank account numbers, all passwords etc........before even thinking about sueing....


    And for the most part, lawyers ask for a hell of alot of money, knowing they won't get near that much. She won't get anywhere near that amount, but she sure has hell had the right to sue.
     
  11. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    She won't get anywhere close to that ammount, but she'll get something. Hell, I wouldn't be suprised to see Best Buy just throw a few millions as it would be cheaper than going to court.
     
  12. Metamorpho1977 You jack wagon!

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    I lost a cell phone at Captain D's one time and it had the phone number of an incredibly hot stripper. I wonder if I can sue them for a couple million dollars.
     
  13. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    If Captain D's was supposed to be keeping it for you, go for it. :o
     
  14. Metamorpho1977 You jack wagon!

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    I'm betting they have her rubbed off.
     
  15. BubbaGump Bland User

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    She spent so much money on the porn. :csad:
     
  16. Malice BMFH

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    She wont get 54, but boy, she might get 1 or 2 million to replace her hardware...cost of lawyer, and then of course punitive damages for dealing with identity theft.
     
  17. Superman4ever Registered

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    If they lost mine, hell yeah I'd sue for 54 Mil. I hope she wins big time...
     
  18. Ahura Mazda Registered

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    If I could get $54 million, minus the legal costs, coming to about $40 million for the loss of my laptop I would be happy to lose it anytime now.

    Getting $50,000 would already be sufficient for such a thing. Over a million makes the idea attractive.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  20. Krypton Girl Registered

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    Man, I need to go buy a laptop so Best Buy can lose it. Sounds like a pretty solid investment to me!
     
  21. Apollo Registered

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    I'd just ask them to give me a new laptop.
     
  22. Obi-Ron Deal with it

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    It's a chain of electronics stores. There's one in pretty much every mall in the U.S.
     
  23. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    This woman has a legitimate case, but most of this is simply grandstanding. By her own admission, she doesn't expect to win. She wants an explanation because Best Buy jerked her around for six months and didn't tell her about the identity theft exposure (which they're required to by law).
    Beyond that, she picked 54 Million as a number only because it was the amount that idiot ALJ in DC sued for in the 'Lost Pants' case and to draw further attention to her issue.
     
  24. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Probably all her porn.
     
  25. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    They're in malls? Every store I've seen is a stand alone.
     

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