Monday, March 05, 2012
I'm for loser-pays tort reform in the U.S.
There's no downside to loosing a frivolous law suit in this country. And soulless lawyers like it that way....
From Freep.com -- Joshua Thompson loves the movies.
But he hates the prices theaters charge for concessions like pop and candy.
This week, the 20-something security technician from Livonia decided to do something about it: He filed a class action in Wayne County Circuit Court against his local AMC theater in hopes of forcing theaters statewide to dial down snack prices.
"He got tired of being taken advantage of," said Thompson's lawyer, Kerry Morgan of Wyandotte. "It's hard to justify prices that are three- and four-times higher than anywhere else."
What a moron! If the price of popcorn and sodas is cheaper elsewhere, why doesn't he see a movie at those places? That's how the market works.
Let me clue you people in to something: theaters aren't in the business of entertaining you with movies, they're in the business of selling stale snacks and watered down drinks for as much money as you'll pay for them. Movie theaters are in the snack business. If barbershop quartets brought more people in to buy snacks, there would be no movie theaters.
Look, everybody hates paying $9 for a box of popcorn and $6 for a small Coke, but if that's too much, don't pay it. No body's forcing anybody to buy tickets and snacks, it's your choice.
This dingle berry's skeevy lawyer knows he can't win such a stupid suit, but he thinks he might be able to get a settlement of which he'll skim a quick 30%. And if he loses, no harm done(to him that is, AMC is out lots of lawyer fees to defend it) he can just sue the next deep-pocketed mark on behalf of a citizen looking for an easy score.