In Reply to: Norm, I understand you think differently, BUT posted by Harry on July 08, 2000 at 22:04:05:
: And no, I am not a proponent of the overly litigious society that the US today is. But sometimes, its just appropriate and I think this is one of those cases. If I sued BMW-NA for this incident and settled, I would give the settlement amount back to BMW-NA to be solely diverted towards their own customer relations department or ombuddsman or something similar.
: : : for the cheapness that BMW's representative has committed. If it were me instead of Len, BMW would have been out a few million, and that is if I loved BMW enough to let them off the hook that easy. There are numerous legal grounds to sue in this fiasco. I mean NUMEROUS!!
: : : And since the IP address used to post was one from BMW (as opposed to say a BMW employee posting from his home), BMW can and easily will be held liable for everything that the employee said/did/implied.
: : : If there were ever a case where a corporation would BEG BEG BEG to settle, this is it!!
: : : Slander, illegal threats .... the legal list is long here.
: : : : : Here is a little more research on the ip# of that "No Sympathy" poster... the ip block is assigned to BMW of North America....
: : : : : UUNET Technologies, Inc. (NETBLK-NETBLK-UUNETCBLK16) NETBLK-UUNETCBLK16
: : : : : 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199
: : : : : BMW of North America (NETBLK-UU-207-16-209-144) UU-207-16-209-144
: : : : : 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
: : : : : You can do the trace yourself by taking the IP# for the top of that "no sympathy" post and checking it at: http://whois.arin.net/whois/arinwhois.html and typing in th ip# in the search box...
: : : : : : : No kidding a 3.0 is faster than a 2.8 it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out. With all your bitching and threats of course they would do something its people like you that are making this world into what it is: A bunch of pussy ass men.
: : Sue? Yes. Win? Another story. I think Len should get a response from BMW - if he want's one. The thought of a lawsuit based on what that guy posted really gets my skin crawling. I wonder if any "ambulance chasers" have contacted Len yet.
I can see your point too (and Len's). Interesting twist at the end of your post about giving back the money - maybe after keeping a modest "fee" for the time and trouble.