Thursday, February 14, 2008

$54 million

Why couldn't this have been my computer?
Is your laptop worth $54 million?

Raelyn Campbell of Washington, D.C., is suing Richfield-based Best Buy for that amount after it lost her laptop computer while it was in for repairs.

Campbell, who could not be reached Tuesday, filed a negligence lawsuit suit against the company in Washington Superior Court on Nov. 16, seeking fair compensation for replacement of the $1,100 computer and extended warranty, plus expenses related to identity theft protection.
Best Buy spokeswoman Nissa French said in an e-mail that Campbell "was offered and collected $1,110.35" as well as "a $500 gift card for her inconvenience."
Campbell said that she doesn’t really expect to get $54 million, but chose the amount to attract attention to her case. It’s the same amount a D.C. judge sought against a dry cleaner last year that lost a pair of his pants.
I could understand her lawsuit if she hadn't already taken the money. The cost of her laptop, plus taking a five-hundred dollar gift card makes me wonder exactly what she hopes to accomplish with her lawsuit. It also makes me wish more for a law against frivolous lawsuits heh

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