Enterprise-Rent-A-Car Eyed For Placement on Teeny Cement Blocks

Into Jeremy’s mailbox came a letter inviting him to join a class action lawsuit against Enterprise-Rent-A-Car.

Having always wanted to be part of something bigger than himself or his plush winter coat, he jumped for joy.

Then he read that for his part he would only get, “a voucher good for 25% off the non-discounted daily rental rate for a future car rental in the state of Missouri…”

After that, Jeremy stopped jumping and wrote us a letter, posted after the jump…

He writes:

    “So let’s do some math here. The “non-discounted” rate for an economy class car (think Kia Rio) is in the range of 30 to 45 dollars. Let’s assume that we low ball the price and use 30 dollars. 30 dollars minus 25 percent is 22.50 a day.

    This same class of car can be found on websites like expedia.com for 19.99 a day. I was trying to think REAL hard to figure out how this voucher could possibly get me a good deal.

    I do not believe there is a way… if you think of one please let me know…

    I really want to contact the lawyers associated with this case but that would cost me 39 cents for a stamp.

    Maybe the readers would like to write the lawyers a letter?

    Class counsel:
    Jeffrey J Lowe Esq.
    Jeffrey J Lowe PC
    8234 Forsyth, Suite 1100
    St Louis, MO 63105

    AND

    John S. Steward, Esq.
    225 S. Meramec, Suite 925
    St. Louis, MO 63105

    As far as I can tell from the mumbo jumbo of this letter the class counsel can ask for up to $975,000 in lawyer fees and up to $5,000 in class representative compensation. $975,000 could rent you a TON of Kia Rios”

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  1. nweaver says:

    Its the standard nuisance class action lawsuit. It would cost more to fight the probably bogus case than to pay the opposing lawyers some “go away” fee and distribute to the class of “victims” some worthless coupons.

  2. RandomHookup says:

    Welcome to the world of class action lawsuits. This stoopid practices dates back at least as far as the discount vouchers for NW Airlines that could only be used on airfares above a certain price. I think I still have mine if anyone wants to make a bid…

  3. Das Ubergeek says:

    …or the Cingular Wireless class-action lawsuit wherein they gave out coupons for headsets for a phone that never worked in the first place and in fact resulted in a class-acti…oy, my head hurts.

    I always end up explaining to hotheads who say, “Company X did this! Let’s cream them with a class-action lawsuit!” that first of all, the result of a class-action lawsuit is that the lawyers get all the money and the consumers get tokens of the company’s respect (cough), that companies always settle and never admit any wrongdoing, and that to start it you first have to sue the company on your own behalf using your own money.