Thursday, January 17, 2013

Larry McGuinness Suing Spurs Over Resting Star Players!

Oh boy:
He paid to see stars, not subs.

Miami lawyer Larry McGuinness is suing the San Antonio Spurs for withholding top players in a Nov. 29 game against the Miami Heat in Miami, ESPN reports.

McGuinness' class action claims he paid a premium price for tickets to see the high-profile visiting team and its well-known nucleus of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili (plus Danny Green), but that the players' secretly planned absence was deceptive and violated fair trade law.

"It was like going to Morton's Steakhouse and paying $63 for porterhouse and they bring out cube steak," McGuinness told the sports network.
Now listen:  some suits that seem stupid (like the Hot Coffee thing) are actually not stupid at all.

But  I don't know about this one (despite the charity angle) -- it may be a case of first impressions.
 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

They made a movie out of the "Hot Coffee" incident? I had no idea. The Seinfeld episode when Kramer spills coffee on him was funny.

Anonymous said...

Case has legs in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Haven't read the complaint, but I can tell you this: Most teams in the NBA charge the same for tickets no matter who is coming to town. The Heat don't. Heat tickets are priced higher or lower depending on what team they play. Heat tickets against the Spurs cost more than say Heat tickets against the Hornets (does that team still exist?). Fans that paid the premium for those Spurs tickets but got didn't see the Spurs play (that is, they saw second rate replacements and not the big names that justify the premium price charged) feel rightly jipped. I don't know if that's grounds for a final judgment, but it seems to at least pass the initial B.S. test to me.

Charles Dickens said...

Stupid Heat can't bet the scrubs. Stupid lawyer shows why people hate lawyers and your rigged crapshoot you call a "justice" system.

"This is the Court of Chancery, which has its decaying houses and its blighted lands in every shire, which has its worn-out lunatic in every madhouse and its dead in every churchyard, which has its ruined suitor with his slipshod heels and threadbare dress borrowing and begging through the round of every man's acquaintance, which gives to monied might the means abundantly of wearying out the right, which so exhausts finances, patience, courage, hope, so overthrows the brain and breaks the heart, that there is not an honourable man among its practitioners who would not give--who does not often give--the warning, 'Suffer any wrong that can be done you rather than come here!'"