Skip to comments.(Buffalo) Bills fan sues team over excessive text alerts
Posted on 11/12/2012 12:51:32 AM PST by rawhide
A fan of the Buffalo Bills is suing the team as part of a class-action lawsuit, claiming he received too many text message alerts from the team ... after he signed up for a text-message-alert program.
Yes, you're right. This is the most Buffalo Bills fan thing ever. Jerry Wojcik, a Florida resident who roots for the Bills, signed up for a team-run text-message program that alerts him to news and scores and whatnot.
He was promised five text messages a week. But, the Buffalo News reports, he received six text messages one week and -- gasp -- seven another week. So he lawyered up, and he's coming after the big, bad Bills.
Wojcik's attorneys say the team violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. By bringing a class-action lawsuit, they're looking to pick up a pile of money for anyone who has been a part of the Bills' text program, a group they believe to be anywhere between 4,000 and 93,000 people, based on research.
Unfortunately for all those fans, even if Wojcik's attorneys won the class-action suit, the majority of proceeds won would end up with the attorneys. Ah, justice.
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Seriously, our country seems to be going down the tubes. And many now think “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”.
Maybe I think that way too.
I’m just not seeing an upside, I’m just not seeing it.
Did not this stupid man think to unsubscribe to this feature, if he didn’t like it?
I don’t even think he’s a real guy, a real fan, I think he’s a shill for the attys who signed up and waited....just waited until he got too many text alerts.
I heard, years ago, that lawyers in NYC will always call in to report a pot hole, because if it’s been reported and not repaired and a car is damaged then you can sue. They just all do this as a general “courtesy”.
Now, of course there is some good to this, since the potholes get reported and maybe fixed. I guess this is doing a good thing for bad motivation.
But I think this guy was just a pot hole report, do you see what I mean?
And I work for a law firm, so factor that in to my discontent!
The way the Bills have played, there has been no text worthy news going back as far as the time that mobile texting was available in Buffalo.
This is like suing the local bake shop for giving you 13 muffins when you asked for a dozen.
Hope their lawyering skills are better than their "researching" skilz.