Lawsuit Threat

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Lawsuit Threat

Post by Groceteria » 21 Apr 2008 09:12

Want to lose faith in the concept of human decency? Read about how yer humble host was threatened with a lawsuit over the weekend based on an innocuous statement I made about a chain that ceased to exist several decades ago:

http://www.groceteria.com/journal/2008/04.html#042108

Of course, I didn't take his threat too seriously, because he obviously has no case. And in fact, I did make a small edit to the page (albeit not the one he demanded) in the interest of accuracy and clarity. But it made me mad, and a little sad, that someone would threaten me this way. It would be funny if it weren't so pathetic.

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Re: Lawsuit Threat

Post by Andrew T. » 21 Apr 2008 20:32

Oh, gee! Sorry to hear about that...

I did like your response letter, though; especially the last three paragraphs. It might be interesting to see the person's facial expression while reading them.
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Re: Lawsuit Threat

Post by Daniel » 21 Apr 2008 23:19

I'm not even going to comment on the grammar of the letter, lest I be threatened with a lawsuit as well...

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Re: Lawsuit Threat

Post by Groceteria » 22 Apr 2008 06:52

The really sad thing, though, is that if he'd just emailed me politely and mentioned that he had some corrections and clarifications, I not only would have made them without hesitation, but I also would have tried to talk to him further. I imagine he probably has some interesting information and stories, and I might even have immortalized his family in their own feature article, where he'd have had the last word, as it were.

As it stands now, though, I don't care what he has to say, and I don't want to get within a hundred miles of him.

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Re: Lawsuit Threat

Post by DanG » 23 Apr 2008 20:19

This is great,
"I assure you that I meant no disrespect to your family. I'm sure that they were very good and hardworking men who deserve my respect, and they have it. Men from that era were members of a generation that fought its battles honorably, rather than by threatening to sue anyone who managed to upset them."

Don't let let this fool bother you, I and many others enjoy the site.

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Re: Lawsuit Threat

Post by wnetmacman » 23 Apr 2008 22:51

After a few months working in IT for a large law firm, I can understand the sue-happy culture. I made a lot of money from it. I left it because I remembered that I hated lawyers. This guy is one reason why.

I think that this site provides the most comprehensive supermarket history of any site on the net. No site is perfect, and I think this guy is still carrying a chip on his shoulder about his family's former company. He should get over it. I'd have emailed David with the correct information and thanked him for the FREE service he's provided for over 10 years. I wouldn't host a site for free; I'd want money because I know what it costs. My hat's off to you, David. You have a lot more free time than I do :)
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Re: Lawsuit Threat

Post by steps » 24 Apr 2008 23:42

I find it repulsive that this induvidual had the audacity to even demand what he did in such a manner. Judging by his grammer alone, he is an very ignorant person. Everyone on here appreciates your work you put into this site and to have this person threaten you with such nonsense makes him truly pathetic.
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Re: Lawsuit Threat

Post by Jeff » 25 Apr 2008 15:18

Hooray for David.

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Re: Lawsuit Threat

Post by Groceteria » 25 Apr 2008 16:16

Thanks to all for the supportive comments. As an update, the charmer has not gotten in touch with me again, which is fine with me...

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