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Class Action Suit

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by JE, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. JE

    JE Guest

    Got in the mail a paper called the Campbell Class Action Settlement against
    Verizon.

    Anybody know what this is all about? Papers really don't spell out what is
    going on, but if you accept a $15.00 voucher, it says you also agree to
    extending your service contract for 1 year.

    Thanks

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  2. Agent_C

    Agent_C Guest

    On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 11:31:17 GMT, "JE" <Zeke@legs.com> wrote:

    >Got in the mail a paper called the Campbell Class Action Settlement against
    >Verizon.
    >
    >Anybody know what this is all about? Papers really don't spell out what is
    >going on, but if you accept a $15.00 voucher, it says you also agree to
    >extending your service contract for 1 year.


    The lawyers are the only ones who make out in these class actions.

    Fucking parasites; they should all die...

    A_C
     
  3. Agent_C <Agent-C-hates-spam@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
    >
    > The lawyers are the only ones who make out in these class actions.
    >
    > Fucking parasites; they should all die...
    >


    You get another vote from me!

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  4. George

    George Guest

    JE wrote:
    > Got in the mail a paper called the Campbell Class Action Settlement against
    > Verizon.
    >
    > Anybody know what this is all about? Papers really don't spell out what is
    > going on, but if you accept a $15.00 voucher, it says you also agree to
    > extending your service contract for 1 year.
    >
    > Thanks
    >


    There is only one purpose for a class action suit. That is to transfer
    wealth to lawyers. Members of the class typically get some sort of token
    as you described and Dewey, Cheatum & Howe will agree to accept $18
    Million for their "important work".

    Bottom line since it has to come out of revenue is that it comes out of
    our pockets.
     
  5. "Agent_C" <Agent-C-hates-spam@nyc.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:rb81k2dqvqep2s1kh0cvt7q9i32mts2fsf@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 11:31:17 GMT, "JE" <Zeke@legs.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Got in the mail a paper called the Campbell Class Action Settlement
    >>against
    >>Verizon.
    >>
    >>Anybody know what this is all about? Papers really don't spell out what
    >>is
    >>going on, but if you accept a $15.00 voucher, it says you also agree to
    >>extending your service contract for 1 year.

    >
    > The lawyers are the only ones who make out in these class actions.
    >
    > Fucking parasites; they should all die...
    >
    > A_C


    You got that right. We get a voucher good for a lollipop and a cookie-- the
    effing lawyers will need to buy a wheelbarrow to take their "fee" to the
    bank. We need tort reform NOW!!

    Doug
     
  6. JE

    JE Guest

    Guess what it amounts to, you can get a set of "ear buds" or a $15.00
    voucher which gives you the priviledge of extending your current contract
    for 1 year and if you wish, you can receive a $30.00 voucher and have the
    great pleasure of extending the contract for 2 years!

    What a deal!!!!!!!!


    "George" <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:kIidnSdUU7kGSN3YnZ2dnUVZ_qGdnZ2d@adelphia.com...
    > JE wrote:
    >> Got in the mail a paper called the Campbell Class Action Settlement
    >> against Verizon.
    >>
    >> Anybody know what this is all about? Papers really don't spell out what
    >> is going on, but if you accept a $15.00 voucher, it says you also agree
    >> to extending your service contract for 1 year.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>

    >
    > There is only one purpose for a class action suit. That is to transfer
    > wealth to lawyers. Members of the class typically get some sort of token
    > as you described and Dewey, Cheatum & Howe will agree to accept $18
    > Million for their "important work".
    >
    > Bottom line since it has to come out of revenue is that it comes out of
    > our pockets.
     
  7. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    JE wrote:
    > Got in the mail a paper called the Campbell Class Action Settlement
    > against Verizon.
    >
    > Anybody know what this is all about? Papers really don't spell out
    > what is going on, but if you accept a $15.00 voucher, it says you
    > also agree to extending your service contract for 1 year.
    >
    > Thanks


    Got one too, but put it to a real use... Wadded it up and used it for
    kindlng in my fireplace.... -)
     
  8. Larry

    Larry Guest

    "JE" <Zeke@legs.com> wrote in news:8010h.3384$T_1.1016
    @newssvr14.news.prodigy.com:

    > but if you accept a $15.00 voucher, it says you also agree to
    > extending your service contract for 1 year.
    >


    Wonderful, isn't it? When I got mine the postmaster came out of his office
    to see who was laughing so hard, rolling around on the floor and making a
    scene. He asked me to leave or he'd have me carried off.....not good.

    I showed it to him, but he didn't go crazy laughing at it until his office
    door closed then I could hear him whoopin' it up behind the door.....

    Cellphone companies are never PUNISHED, just promoted....to prevent
    churning.



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  9. Larry

    Larry Guest

    George <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in
    news:kIidnSdUU7kGSN3YnZ2dnUVZ_qGdnZ2d@adelphia.com:

    > Dewey, Cheatum & Howe will agree to accept $18
    > Million for their "important work".
    >
    > Bottom line since it has to come out of revenue is that it comes out of
    > our pockets.
    >


    My lawyer is in the firm Diaphram, Foam and Condom, PA.



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  10. On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 20:22:51 -0400, Larry <noone@home.com> wrote:

    >George <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in
    >news:kIidnSdUU7kGSN3YnZ2dnUVZ_qGdnZ2d@adelphia.com:
    >
    >> Dewey, Cheatum & Howe will agree to accept $18
    >> Million for their "important work".
    >>
    >> Bottom line since it has to come out of revenue is that it comes out of
    >> our pockets.
    >>

    >
    >My lawyer is in the firm Diaphram, Foam and Condom, PA.


    What's his name? Broken Condom?
     
  11. George

    George Guest

    Larry wrote:

    >
    > Cellphone companies are never PUNISHED, just promoted....to prevent
    > churning.
    >
    >
    >


    You seem to be completely confused as to the purpose of class action
    suits. They are purely designed to transfer wealth to attorneys with
    minimal benefit to the class. There is absolutely nothing unique about
    the resolution of this particular suit. I have received numerous other
    ones for tires, construction materials etc and they are all the same.
    Sign this form to release the company and go cash your $5 off on next
    purchase coupon.
     
  12. On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 09:01:28 -0400, George <george@nospam.invalid>
    wrote:

    >Larry wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Cellphone companies are never PUNISHED, just promoted....to prevent
    >> churning.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >You seem to be completely confused as to the purpose of class action
    >suits.


    Larry makes it a habit of taking any subject posted here and twisting
    it into one of his black helicopter conspiracy rants. Throw in some
    'over the top' dramatization of what actually occurred and you have a
    Tin Foil Hat Larry post.
     
  13. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan Guest

    The Ghost of General Lee wrote:
    >
    > Larry makes it a habit of taking any subject posted here and twisting
    > it into one of his black helicopter conspiracy rants. Throw in some
    > 'over the top' dramatization of what actually occurred and you have a
    > Tin Foil Hat Larry post.


    Reminds me, anyone hear from him lately? I wonder how that skype phone, that
    he always babbles about, will work on the boat, when he has no
    internet/hotspot... Has he given up sailing so he can use his new toy?
     
  14. Finding the keyboard operational
    Douglas C. Neidermeyer entered:
    >
    > You got that right. We get a voucher good for a lollipop and a
    > cookie-- the effing lawyers will need to buy a wheelbarrow to take
    > their "fee" to the bank. We need tort reform NOW!!
    >
    > Doug



    I'll agree that we need tort reform in a big way but remember two things.
    First, class action suits need a claimant of record. so somebody who is a
    user started it.
    Second, where do you think that $15.00 is coming from? From users. Probably
    in thr form of increased fees.
    Bob

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  15. "George" <george@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    news:kIidnSdUU7kGSN3YnZ2dnUVZ_qGdnZ2d@adelphia.com...
    > JE wrote:
    >> Got in the mail a paper called the Campbell Class Action Settlement
    >> against Verizon.
    >>
    >> Anybody know what this is all about? Papers really don't spell out what
    >> is going on, but if you accept a $15.00 voucher, it says you also agree
    >> to extending your service contract for 1 year.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>

    >
    > There is only one purpose for a class action suit. That is to transfer
    > wealth to lawyers. Members of the class typically get some sort of token
    > as you described and Dewey, Cheatum & Howe will agree to accept $18
    > Million for their "important work".
    >
    > Bottom line since it has to come out of revenue is that it comes out of
    > our pockets.


    The name of the law firm is spelled Dewey, Cheatham & Howe! They often work
    with the firm Howard, Howard, and Fine.
     
  16. Krystie

    Krystie Guest

    > > There is only one purpose for a class action suit. That is to transfer
    > > wealth to lawyers. Members of the class typically get some sort of token
    > > as you described and Dewey, Cheatum & Howe will agree to accept $18
    > > Million for their "important work".
    > >
    > > Bottom line since it has to come out of revenue is that it comes out of
    > > our pockets.


    > The name of the law firm is spelled Dewey, Cheatham & Howe! They often

    work
    > with the firm Howard, Howard, and Fine.


    I believe the second firm is a medical practice; the partners are Dr.
    Howard, Dr. Fine and Dr. Howard.
     
  17. "Krystie" <schmartypantz@yahooooo.com> wrote in message
    news:aVu1h.12$HA6.11@newsfe10.lga...
    >> > There is only one purpose for a class action suit. That is to transfer
    >> > wealth to lawyers. Members of the class typically get some sort of
    >> > token
    >> > as you described and Dewey, Cheatum & Howe will agree to accept $18
    >> > Million for their "important work".
    >> >
    >> > Bottom line since it has to come out of revenue is that it comes out of
    >> > our pockets.

    >
    >> The name of the law firm is spelled Dewey, Cheatham & Howe! They often

    > work
    >> with the firm Howard, Howard, and Fine.

    >
    > I believe the second firm is a medical practice; the partners are Dr.
    > Howard, Dr. Fine and Dr. Howard.
    >
    >
    >

    I suppose it could be both. I first heard of them on the old Moonlighting
    series. They were Bruce Willis' character's law firm. I still laugh every
    time I
    think of it.
     
  18. clifto

    clifto Guest

    Krystie wrote:
    >> > There is only one purpose for a class action suit. That is to transfer
    >> > wealth to lawyers. Members of the class typically get some sort of token
    >> > as you described and Dewey, Cheatum & Howe will agree to accept $18
    >> > Million for their "important work".
    >> >
    >> > Bottom line since it has to come out of revenue is that it comes out of
    >> > our pockets.

    >
    >> The name of the law firm is spelled Dewey, Cheatham & Howe! They often

    > work
    >> with the firm Howard, Howard, and Fine.

    >
    > I believe the second firm is a medical practice; the partners are Dr.
    > Howard, Dr. Fine and Dr. Howard.


    Gritto. Listen to it fizz.

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  19. SMS

    SMS Guest

    George wrote:

    > Bottom line since it has to come out of revenue is that it comes out of
    > our pockets.


    So you think that Verizon takes the cost of the settlement, divides it
    by 56.7 million subscribers, and raises the price of service by that amount?

    Sorry, it doesn't work that way. The cost of service is set by the
    market. The effect of the lawsuit is to depress earnings slightly,
    though in reality anyone that accepts the contract extension is more
    likely helping Verizon than hurting them.

    The real effect of the Class Action lawsuits is to keep the guilty
    companies in line in the future. When you know that there are lawyers
    ready to pounce on you for shenanigans such as Verizon and the other
    carriers routinely engage in, you (supposedly) change your ways.
     
  20. Quick

    Quick Guest

    SMS wrote:
    >
    > The real effect of the Class Action lawsuits is to keep
    > the guilty companies in line in the future. When you know
    > that there are lawyers ready to pounce on you for shenanigans such as
    > Verizon and the other carriers routinely engage in, you (supposedly)
    > change your ways.


    I think that's right on. Class actions are intended to keep
    the violators in line and not intended to recompense the
    violated. The lawyers getting rich is a drop in the bucket.
    Also on that note it's not like a golden goose for the lawyers.
    It's more like venture capital invested in a start-up company.
    It takes huge resources (time and money) to bring one of these
    in the first place. If you win you hit the jackpot. If it doesn't pan
    out the law firm doesn't get paid. Otherwise Larry and his
    "lawyer" would be worth millions.

    -Quick
     

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