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douglas9 Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 12:24 PM
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Road Runner Class Action Picks Up Speed
MANHATTAN (CN) - Time Warner Cable must face a class action alleging that it deliberately "throttles" its Road Runner Internet service to frustrate subscribers using peer-to-peer networks, a federal judge ruled.
Lead plaintiffs Jessica Fink and Brett Noia said they signed up with Time Warner, and paid up to 100 percent more than competitors charged, because of misleading advertisements about Road Runner's "blazing speed" that made it the "fastest, easiest way to get online." Even the Road Runner name hearkens to the Warner Brothers cartoon character known for its lightning speed.
Time Warner assured customers that its service offered "up to 3 times the speed of most standard DSL packages and up to 100x faster than dial-up so your family can spend their time on the computer learning, experiencing, and playing - instead of waiting," according to one ad quoted in the complaint.
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dembotoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 12:42 PM
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1. might be the problem with shared access
kind of like a river
if no one is drainig off water--
lots of water

if you have hundreds of farmers irrigating their crops???
you are down to a trickel.

the catch phrase is "up to"
when you see that--you are screwed
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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 01:22 PM
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2. Years ago the National Lampoon" Magazine did a bit....
on the lawsuit filed by the Coyote against the "Acme" company because all their products were faulty!

I honestly thought that was where this thread was headed!
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 01:40 PM
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3. That case was dismissed as "Frivolous and without merit".

Judge sides with ACME and dismisses case as "Frivolous and without merit".

WASHINGTON (AP) Supreme Court Justice Fudd has dismissed a long standing class-action legal case against ACME Corp. in which the Coyotes of Arizona and New Mexico claimed ACME Corp. products were behind years of hunger, pain, and suffering. In a quote to the Associated Press, Justice Fudd declared the suit as, "Frivolous and without merit", and has ordered the Coyotes to pay ACME's legal fees. In an act equally charitable as it is in keeping with ACME's Corporate Social Responsibility Act, ACME has promised to donate no less than 10% of the recovered legal fees to Coyote charities of the south-western United States.
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