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Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Antonio on Thu May 31, 2012 4:23 pm

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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Thu May 31, 2012 4:28 pm

Uhm. Yeah. He signed up for it and they all tell you how to stop receiving them. I don't see how he can sue for what he signed up for.
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Malkamaniac on Thu May 31, 2012 4:31 pm

The person suing is a bucket of dumb.
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby darkstar57 on Thu May 31, 2012 4:33 pm

i would like to insert seth meyers from SNL doing his "really" bit, but alas NBC is anal about youtube and we don't have hulu links here.

but you can go here and enjoy it

http://www.hulu.com/watch/134724/saturday-night-live-really-with-seth-and-jerry
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Sarcastic on Thu May 31, 2012 4:35 pm

Oh, no! 5 messages a week. OMG!!!!!!!!
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby columbia on Thu May 31, 2012 4:35 pm

Those STHs will complain about anything. :pop:
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Ossa on Thu May 31, 2012 4:52 pm

I heard a rumor that this going to have a big effect on team payroll. Penguins are going to now have to trade Staal AND Crosby :scared:
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Thu May 31, 2012 5:01 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:The person suing is a bucket of dumb.

Haha. Bucket of dumb.
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby penny lane on Thu May 31, 2012 5:24 pm

columbia wrote:Those STHs will complain about anything. :pop:

8-) :lol:
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Corvidae on Thu May 31, 2012 5:24 pm

I wonder who from the "How do Pens think fans swallow another 10% tix increase now?" thread it is.
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Kaizer on Thu May 31, 2012 5:26 pm

unless they were brett favre style texts from tyler kennedy, deal with it. if they were brett favre style texts from letang, just say thank you and go about your business.
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Corvidae on Thu May 31, 2012 5:32 pm

Kaizer wrote:unless they were brett favre style texts from tyler kennedy, deal with it. if they were brett favre style texts from letang, just say thank you and go about your business.


Anyone who wouldn't see that as a bonus is a communist.
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Jasmine on Thu May 31, 2012 8:31 pm

:shock: OMG . . . "infinitely superior Philadelphia Flyers"?????????? Someone should sue for that!!!
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby BurghersAndDogsSports on Thu May 31, 2012 9:08 pm

I am more baffled that someone actually read the agreements page while signing up for something on the net. Thats a first.
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby dukeharris on Thu May 31, 2012 11:51 pm

I wonder if Kramer's lawyer from "Seinfeld" is handling this?
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Malkin0017 on Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:04 am

Ossa wrote:I heard a rumor that this going to have a big effect on team payroll. Penguins are going to now have to trade Staal AND Crosby :scared:


........and replace them with Jean Claude Van Damme and Iceburgh!!! :scared: :pop: :scared: :pop: :scared: :pop: :scared: :pop:
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Admin on Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:34 am

Can I sue their dumb Twitter accounts?
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby sil on Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:35 am

Malkin0017 wrote:
Ossa wrote:I heard a rumor that this going to have a big effect on team payroll. Penguins are going to now have to trade Staal AND Crosby :scared:


........and replace them with Jean Claude Van Damme and Iceburgh!!! :scared: :pop: :scared: :pop: :scared: :pop: :scared: :pop:


Bruce Willis was also a Pittsburgh cop for a short time. Put him on the ice!
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:50 am

Admin wrote:Can I sue their dumb Twitter accounts?


Alright enabler :lol:
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:51 am

I just love the fact the person doesn't have an unlimited texting plan. Really? In this day and age?

The suit was filed in the District court in CA....Fast B? Dagny? tif?
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby drtofu66 on Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:59 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck- ... 05341.html

But speaking to the suit: Unless we're completely misreading this, it appears the "maximum of three messages" is in reference to text alerts above and beyond — aka "further" — the ones about the Penguins, from "us, our affiliates and partners." You know, direct marketing stuff. As long as that content didn't exceed three messages, there's no case.
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Malkamaniac on Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:12 pm

What I love about this is that after almost text they send it's paired with a "to stop getting these messages, reply with STOP"
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby newarenanow on Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:00 pm

I hope this gets thrown out. For 1 or 2 additional messages a week. Garbage.
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby Ogre on Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:25 am

From the complaint:
By exceeding the authorized limits on weekly text message calls made to Plaintiff... Defendant has caused Plaintiff and the other members of the Class actual harm, not only because they were subjected to the aggravation that necessarily accompanies the invasion of privacy caused by unsolicited text message calls, but also because consumers frequently have to pay their cell phone service providers for the receipt of such wireless calls.


I'd love to hear the explanation of the "actual harm" that was suffered by this person. The underlined words that are used to describe this guy's situation are laughable. These texts that he agreed to receive, according to him, were not only aggravating but an invasion of privacy as well. That is to say, after all, when he got ones he knowingly signed up for but didn't actually want when it wasn't convenient for him or his wallet. What this boils down to is a guy who doesn't want to pay his phone bill. If an extra text message or two from the Pittsburgh Penguins mobile service causes you "harm" it's time to get yourself checked out by a professional. The unspecified damages they're seeking ... one can only guess.
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Re: Pens fan sues team over text messages

Postby sj? on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:00 pm

This clown obviously didn't comprehend what he read in the agreement ..

"alerts go out after every game" .. well, if there are 4 games that week, you're gonna' get 4 text messages ..plus maybe an additional 3 ..
Holy crap .. 7 texts in a week .. OMG.. :scared:
What lawyer would even take his case ??? Did the lawyer read the terms of service ??



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