Sony Settles Fake Critic Lawsuit, Guess Who Wins?
from the so-sue-me dept
Sony Pictures has finalized a settlement in a lawsuit stemming from some of its employees making up a movie critic and using quotes from him in advertisements in 2001. It will pay $1.5 million, with people that went to go see any of the movies for which ads featured bogus quotes can get 5 bucks. What, they're not going to reimburse me for the popcorn too? So this has dragged on for a few years over $1.5 million, the majority of which probably won't find its way back to people who saw these movies, and nevermind the fact that these made up quotes probably didn't push too many people over the edge to see such classics as "The Animal" and "Vertical Limit". The Sony employees did a stupid thing, but does this lawsuit benefit anybody except the lawyers that sued? Maybe the government should waste some of its resources, too, and look into this. Oh, wait.