Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Priciest Laptop of All

Most of you have probably heard about this already, but for those who haven't it's worth bringing up.  A Washington D.C. woman is suing Best Buy for losing her laptop after she had taken it in for repairs.  The sum she's asking for? $54 million

The plaintiff admits that there's no way that she would ever actually be awarded $54 million, but says she is suing for that amount as a way of getting the company's attention.  (By the way, isn't making a monetary demand you know you have absolutely no entitlement to supposed to be sanctionable, under virtually every jurisdiction's rules of civil procedure?)  If the $54 million figure seems familiar, it should be:  the plaintiff in the now-infamous D.C. pants lawsuit asked for the same amount.

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