Fla. man sued for $15k over negative eBay remark
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supapimp   
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florida man sued for $15K over negative eBay remark :sick:

 

this is gonna make you sick:

 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Can posting your opinion on eBay cost you in real life?

 

So far Michael Steadman has spent $7,000 for his, and he isn't yet done defending himself in a $15,000 defamation lawsuit brought by the man who sold him a reportedly defective time clock.

 

Steadman bought the clock for $44 in 2008, and said it arrived in three pieces that didn't fit together or even seem to be the same model. He got a refund through PayPal's buyer protection plan and sent the merchandise back, but wanted other potential buyers to beware.

 

So on the profile of emiller1313, he wrote: "Bad seller; he has the ethics of a used car salesman."

 

Steadman thought that was the end of it until a process server arrived with a court summons.

 

It turned out that emiller1313 was a Miami Beach lawyer, and he wanted damages for ruining his 100 percent customer approval rating and "commercial reputation."

 

"The laws don't work for us. Because I don't have the money to fight them, I'm losing," Steadman said. "It's not right. I'm speechless."

 

Steadman recently lost his lawyer in the Miami-Dade County Court case because he ran out of funds.

 

Seller Elliot Miller said in the lawsuit the time clock was "plainly offered for sale with the following language: 'we can not give you any guarantees and must offer it on an as-is, where-is basis only.'"

 

Steadman said he joined eBay about six months earlier hoping to find bargains for his new welding shop. He thought he lucked out on the time clock, which he said Miller advertised as tested and proven to work.

 

Now, he says, "I warn everyone that goes online not to leave feedback."

 

 

 

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Comicopolis   
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Bloomin lawyers :insane:

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thats rediculous.."Oh, i got a negative feedback..I KNOW!!!..ill ruin the guys life"

seems totally fair doh!

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supapimp   
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thats rediculous.."Oh, i got a negative feedback..I KNOW!!!..ill ruin the guys life"

seems totally fair doh!

 

Florida is really screwed up, i think there must be something in the H2O. hm:screwy:

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thats rediculous.."Oh, i got a negative feedback..I KNOW!!!..ill ruin the guys life"

seems totally fair doh!

 

Florida is really screwed up, i think there must be something in the H2O. hm:screwy:

Dade county. Yea, its called cocaine.

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500Club   
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Not sure whether to laugh or cry.

 

Great use of the legal system.

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Fedoraman   
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I wonder if he is going to sue this guy ( dmjohnson30025) for leaving this:

 

Seller suggested we unload obviously broke unit on another unspecting buyer.

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Fedoraman   
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I almost sent a PM to this guy, but God only knows if he would bring suit against me for the PM lol

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KryptoSpidey   
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I almost sent a PM to this guy, but God only knows if he would bring suit against me for the PM lol

...very true...

if anything,the man being sued should be able to bring up the "recent" NEG the seller has recieved for almost the same type of problem...pattern's dont lie,and i would asume judges look down on things of that nature....

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Now I have another reason to hate lawyers :mad:
:eyeroll:

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Now I have another reason to hate lawyers :mad:

You need a reason?

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I see ebay removed the original neg.

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Ares   
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What do you call 100 lawyers at bottom of ocean?

A good Start.

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What do you call 100 lawyers at bottom of ocean?

A good Start.

lol

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Ares   
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What do you call 100 lawyers at bottom of ocean?

A good Start.

lol

 

How do you save a lawyer from drowning???

 

 

Take your foot off his head

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I wonder if this starts a one of those typical internet responses where this guy now gets a neg on everything he sells..I know I certainly thought about winning that sweet cordless phone only to be able to neg the guy.

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