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Woman sues when "100 Grand" prize turns out to be chocolate bar

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Richard King, Jun 23, 2005.

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  1. RichW

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    I agree, but the main difference with Candid Camera was that if the subject did not sign a release, the segment would never be aired to the public.

    If it can be shown that the station profited in any way by making the woman the butt of the joke, then she has a right to that profit. Its not about extreme talk or the freedom to engage in it. It is a matter of using a person in a deceptive and embarassing way without her permission. Unless she signed some sort of release, the station is going to pay.


    I cannot believe that people condone this type of behavior, but it shows how much we have slipped in the area of respect.
     
  2. Tusk

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    I don't condone the behavior, but I don't think she deserves $100,000 because of it. Apologize to her, pay for her time off of work and gas to drive to the station, and move on with life.
     
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    The real problem seems to be that the station is having a big laugh because they think people are stupid. Personally if I could get on the jury, I would find for the woman and lower the boom on the radio station to make an example of them for future idiots pulling this stunt on law abiding citizens. Some of you here want to call the woman a scumbag and other names. This just goes to show where this discussion has went. You don't know and have never met this person, but in your eyes she is a scumbag. You are really showing your feelings for the world in general. Is everyone a scumbag in your eyes? Now go ahead and rant and rave about how stupid you think she is.
     
  4. Bogy

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    That sounds like condoning to me. The station is out virtually nothing, and they get all the free publicity. Where's the deterrent to make that station or any other rethink their policies?
     
  5. Richard King

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    Bogy, then Jonstad and now YOU!!! This is just too much to handle. :D

    That about hit the nail on the head. There used to be a thing, corny as it sounds today, called the "Golden Rule".
     
  6. RichW

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    Bogy, then Jonstad and now YOU!!! This is just too much to handle.

    Just enter the circle, Brother King, and join us in a verse of Kumbuya! :)
     
  7. missileman

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    The DJ implied he was giving away MONEY. His purpose was to deceive her. Otherwise, he would have said, "I am giving away a candy bar".

    He proposed a verbal contract. She complied with her end of the contract by calling.

    If I were on the jury, the contract would be enforceable.


    I can't believe I agree with Bogy!!
     
  8. Richard King

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    The world is indeed a small place. :lol:
     
  9. Bogy

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    I can't believe you are all being sensible and agreeing with me. :lol:
     
  10. Tusk

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    Then the FCC should fine the radio station and use the fine to fund public programs. This woman should not get $100,000 because the station was playing a dirty trick on the public.

    I am not calling the woman a scumbag. I don't know anything about the woman. I do know that this whole thread is about money and not about what is right. When someone cuts me off in traffic, should they have to give me money because they did a "bad" thing. Maybe so since I would be a rich man.

    I can see the point of people who argue from the standpoint that there was a verbal contract. However, all of you who are arguing that the radio station was wrong so punish them and give the woman lots of money are the same people who are causing our insurance rates to skyrocket.

    Reverend Bogy, doesn't the good book frown upon lawsuits and suing others to settle disputes. :)
     
  11. Richard King

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    Only if the "cutter" offered to pay you, the "cuttee", to be cut off in traffic.
     
  12. Fen

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    While I certainly don't like 'shock jock' radio programs, nor prank calls, or the like, this seems pretty harmless to me. She received a prize - what she was told, but not what she was expecting. The story doesn't specify, but I didn't read that humilation was the goal - rather a simple "Aha; got ya".

    Just from the information given, the '100 grand richer' could end up costing the defendant(s) the money, but it's tenuous at best. It seems that she's decided she's going to get the money, one way or another.
     
  13. ntexasdude

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    She'll get a book deal and a made for TV movie. ;)
     
  14. missileman

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    She expected what the DJ implied....and she expected no less than what was implied....and she will win in the end.
     
  15. missileman

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    EXACTLY!!!! :D
     
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