Section 230 Defense Consortium

Section 230 Defense Consortium

User generated content (UGC) websites are protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. However, there are still companies and/or individuals that feel that they can overcome Section 230 and devise a 'New Plan' of attack. PissedConsumer has been a subject of numerous attacks involving meritless lawsuits, and we are not the only ones. There is a number of USG websites that are in the same position. There are people out there that would like to silence Internet service providers for whatever the reason may be. Suggested Solution Publicize these cases to educate the public and the lawyers who still have not heard of Section 230… UGC websites...
Who really killed Revenge Porn Sites? Our Lawyer, Marc Randazza

Who really killed Revenge Porn Sites? Our Lawyer, Marc Randazza

There has been a cloud of kudos and congratulations for law professors who claim to be “heroes of the internet,” for their fight against revenge porn. For example, Brian Leiter seems to credit a trio of law professors who have never handled a single case. Meanwhile, when it comes to revenge porn, our lawyer actually got results in court. In the past, revenge porn operators have tried to claim that they are protected by the same law that protects our right to share your consumer reviews – 47 U.S.C. § 230. However, these people are what the Economist called “Misery Merchants” (in an article...
Randazza Wins Defamation Venue Case

Randazza Wins Defamation Venue Case

Pissed Consumer has had its share of defamation cases filed against it. In many of those cases we were represented by Marc Randazza. Randazza just won a short, but important appellate court case in Florida involving the proper venue for a case to be brought. In Comins v. VanVoorhis, Case No. 2009-CA-15047-O, Ninth Jud. Cir. of Orange County, Florida, Randazza's client wrote an article about a wealthy business man who shot someone's dogs, claiming that they were wolves. The individual who shot the dogs, Christopher Comins, filed a defamation suit against Randazza's client, which wound up being dismissed because he didn't give the...
Local Consumer Review Survey 2013

Local Consumer Review Survey 2013

Please see the results of Local Consumer Review Survey 2013. This survey is provided by the BrightLocal and is an annual exploration into how consumers consume (aka ‘read’) reviews and how their opinions and behaviour are affected by the reviews they read. The survey is specifically concerned with reviews & purchase of local business services and not wider product reviews. Consumption of online reviews Qu 1. How many times have you used the internet to find a local business in the last 12 months? This question sets the scene for the survey and identifies how regularly respondents use the internet to find local businesses. The frequency of...
Time to share concerns about time share

Time to share concerns about time share

TOOK UNAUTHORIZED AMOUNT OF MONEY FROM MY CHECKING ACCOUNT MONARCH GRAND VACATION RIP OFF MARKETING SCHEME THESE ARE COMPLAINTS REGARDING MONARCH GRAND VACATIONS In struggling market, the timeshare subject re-appeared on the surface. Except, this time you are not offered to buy it. It is more of “Sell your timeshare”. With the emphasis on “FOR CASH!” Okay, cash is good. Many timeshare owners purchased their paradise week thinking more of an investment than of a cheaper version of a vacation home. Can we say now, things are going as planned? Not really. Too little, too soon. Way too soon. But in present situation – thank you very much. Get me out of monthly payments, maintenance fees,...
Fake Armani

Fake Armani

FAKE REPORTAGE REA COLLECTION LEATHER JACKET Fake Armani A discussion of this complaint is going since 2006 and still staying strong. Not only it has such a long history, it has a vast geography. In a way, our correspondents are reporting from all over the world: Luxembourg, Paris, Prague, Dortmund, Bratislava, Brno…doesn’t matter, from everywhere. Multiple locations – same scam; different people, all falling for the same old trick. An exquisitely elegant guy meets you at a train station, or bus station, or gas station… does it matter where? He is nice, polite and trustworthy, he asks you for directions, he shows you his passport, or his...

ANYTIME FITNESS

Anytime Fitness compliment by an employee - NOT ALL ATF ARE THE SAME Good manager fired – people boycott the gym - STEVE ST PETER ASKS MANAGER TO RESIGN AFTER 500 MEMBERS A debatable complaint - MELINDA LEWIS OF MACCLENNY Who can afford a gym membership in this difficult time? Actually, many. Especially in a difficult time. We still need to stay healthy, and more than ever we need some stress relief. Sure, we can jog around the neighborhood and do sit-ups in our living room, but going to the gym is also a way to go out, mingle, and be pampered (the last requires friendly and professional gym staff). The featured posts are about Anytime Fitness, but can as well...
Purity Products

Purity Products

Ordering free sample and paying full price, NOTHING COMES FREE – ORDERED FREE SAMPLE AND ENDED UP PAYING 120 USD Just wanted a free sample – got additional products, I don’t need, SHAME ON YOU – SNEAKY THIEVES How to get them back for the sleazy scams, GET'EM BACK! “Nothing comes for free in life”, the customer says. So true, so corny. Like another public favorite: “Free cheese is only in a mousetrap”. The ultimate cliché, but gives the best visual. Is anyone here totally unfamiliar with promotional deals? First-timers please use some guidance from recurring victims, before you order. Promotional offer is semi-free cheese, but if you bite very carefully, you have a slight chance to get out of the...

KinderCare

Finding a good care for your child is the most emotional and horrifying experience. No one seems to be good enough for your baby, yourself included. Can you provide your precious ones with the best? It is so crucial to give them the best. Especially, in the beginning. When they are brand new… First 6 months… First 15 month… First 15 years… But especially when they are brand new. So sad, when mommy needs to go to work this soon. But she does. Sometimes to make just enough money to pay for daycare. So here is the daycare – some...