[mythtv-users] Fwd: Further Notice of Seagate Hard Drive Class Action and Proposed Settlement
beww at beww.org
Fri Mar 12 21:29:27 UTC 2010
On Friday 12 March 2010 02:02:55 pm Jeff Walther wrote:
> And because it is "Common practice in the industry" Seagate really
> *should* be shielded from any legal action on this particular point. I
> really don't see how they could lose such a suit in a reasonable court.
Often attorneys choose a jurisdiction known to be favorable to nonsense suits
like this, so it may not have been a "reasonable court".
> Did they actually lose the case or is this a settlement? It may be
> cheaper for them to give away malware backup software than it would be to
> argue and win the case in court, and pay the lawyers to go away of course,
> which is why they keep doing stuff like this.
It's a "proposed settlement", it was not imposed by any judge or jury, but the
attorneys in such cases generally know what the court that has jurisdiction is
likely to approve.
> Parasites (in this case, in
> other cases lawyers serve a useful function).
What might that be? Cooking fuel?
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