Nano Scratch Class Action Plaintiff Says He Had Nothing To Do With The Lawsuit
from the whooops dept
Last October, after the news picked up on some reports that the brand new iPod Nano devices had screens that were easily scratched, a class action lawsuit was filed, naming Jason Tomczak as the lead plaintiff. There was just one problem: Tomczak says he never wanted anything to do with the case (found via Digg). Tomczak is now working to clear his name from the suit, but is discovering that it's not at all easy. His side of the story is that he spoke to the lawyers to provide them some background information, but specifically said he did not want to be involved in the case and did not want his name used publicly. He claims one of the law firms involved admitted it made a mistake, but now the two sides appear to be suing each other over the matter. Obviously, we're only seeing one side of the situation at this point, but if it's true, it shows just how questionable some of these class action lawsuits can be. We've already seen how ridiculous some of these class action lawsuits can get these days, but potentially naming a lead plaintiff by accident (and not correcting the problem once it's been brought out) seems particularly bad.