Monday, June 06, 2016

Once Again Texas Leads the Way

1-Star Review for Overfed Betta Fish Nets $1M Lawsuit: – In what amounts to much ado about a Betta fish, Ars Technica picks up the case of a Texas couple who went on vacation last year, and did what many traveling pet owners do: They hired a pet-sitting service, a simple act that has now resulted in "numerous death and rape threats" and a $1 million lawsuit. Allow us to explain how we got here


Don Coffin said...

I don't think a contract clause like that is enforceable anyway. But I am not a lawyer. I don't even pretend to be one on the internet.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Because it is a local case it has been covered in depth by the local print and television media. The interviewed legal experts seem to split on whether or not the clause is enforceable.

Beyond that fact, it seems clear to me, that the company has incurred their alleged damages directly and solely because of their actions by filing a lawsuit over a review. They brought considerable attention to the matter by suing the couple.

I am sure there are a lot of folks in the area, such as us, who will never ever use these people for any reason because their bad behavior has exposed them for what they are. While an isolated one star review could be discounted as just a difficult client or some other issue, the fact the company went to war at this level pretty much proves they are not worth dealing with for anything.