Monday, March 5, 2012

Moron decides to fix high prices at the movie concessions

Joshua Thompson loves the movies.

But he hates the prices theaters charge for concessions like pop and candy.

This week, the 20-something security technician from Livonia decided to do something about it: He filed a class action in Wayne County Circuit Court against his local AMC theater in hopes of forcing theaters statewide to dial down snack prices.

"He got tired of being taken advantage of," said Thompson's lawyer, Kerry Morgan of Wyandotte. "It's hard to justify prices that are three- and four-times higher than anywhere else."

Two consumer lawyers predicted that Macdonald will dismiss the suit.

"It's a loser," said Gary Victor, an Eastern Michigan University business law professor. He said state Supreme Court decisions in 1999 and 2007 exempted most regulated businesses from the Michigan Consumer Protection Act.

Added Ian Lyngklip, a nationally known consumer lawyer in Southfield: "Movie theaters are regulated, so the lawsuit won't go anywhere"  More here:

Well the first thing I notice is that movie theaters are regulated ... how about that ... government involvement and yet popcorn is $80 curp.  That certainly is unexpected, if you're an idiot lib.

And as far as Mr Thompson goes ... yes, because prices have to be "justified" right?  If you think they're too high, you just sue ... because everyone knows the courts set the prices.

I'm sure the courts will tell him to go pound sand ... or, alternatively, read a book.

I wonder if Mr Thompson will sue the greedy actors and movie companies too.  After all, the theaters have to pay the distributors, right?  And they have to pay the actors $10-50 million a picture. Hmmm, I wonder if there could POSSIBLY be a connection.  I guess we'll have to read the book to find out, heh?

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