A few weeks ago we reported that Redbox was the subject of a class action lawsuit claiming that it has illegally collected $100 million in fees. According to the filing:
“While it boasts ‘easy $1 a night DVD rentals’ ‘with no late fees…ever,’ that is not the truth. . . Instead, Redbox charges its customers who return a movie even one minute late a late fee in the form of an illegal penalty.”
Brent Coon & Associates, the lawyers behind the suit, have now created a website promoting their cause. Among the sections on the site is an “Interactive Redbox Legal Fees Resource” that assists visitors in determining their eligibility to join the class action suit.
Also featured is the unfortunately written “Other Legal Troubles for Redbox” section, which reads as follows:
“Redbox, with its aggressive, take-no-prisoners approach to business, is in deep disputes with nearly all of the major Hollywood studios. Coming at a time when threatening to raise prices while simultaneously showing record profits, Redbox legal department is working overtime in a sue or be sued mentality. Needless to say, many people are calling for an end to the insanity and a return to accountability.”
As discussed in the commentary on the original post, does this suit have any merit? If so, is this purple propaganda going to help bring an “end to the insanity” we’ve all been suffering? Perhaps most importantly, do you feel sorry for “Redbox legal department” and its brutal workload?
[via Video Business]