Raelyn Campbell’s $54 million pro se lawsuit against Best Buy over her lost laptop was dismissed on a procedural issue, thus showing the difficultly of suing a big company for a lot of money without a real lawyer. The trouble all started when she sent a laptop in for repairs to Best Buy, who lost it gave her the runaround for months, and then tried to buy her off with a $900 gift card. They later upped their offer to $1,100, but Raelyn decided to make ‘em pay for all the lost photos and tax returns and the potential privacy invasion, and, to get big headlines, went for $54 million. She got some decent press, including a Today show appearance, but no money. In fact, she also had to pay the other side’s legal fees, all two hours worth. I think she got what she was looking for, though: the satisfaction of getting Best Buy’s name in the national spotlight for their tendency to let customers’ laptops get lost and not really care about it. You can read the docket here.
$54 Million Lawsuit Against Best Buy? Poof, Gone [NAM] (Thanks to Wade!)
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