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No Class Action!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by davezatz, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. TiVo_Fanatic

    TiVo_Fanatic Member

    May 29, 2006
    I'm not opting out just cause I have better things to do then join a CAS against tivo. Depending on the CAS and the business involved, you almost never get but $20 out of the things. Either way, TiVo's been good to me the past 10 yrs or however longs its been so...
  2. ncbill

    ncbill Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    Western NC
    Just having the ability to take them to court, individually, is leverage to getting lifetime moved to a new box in case they ever want to drop guide support for say, Series 1 & 2 lifetime models.

    When Replay tried this a couple years back they rapidly reversed their decision after an outcry that included the threat of litigation.

  3. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

    Feb 5, 2011
    Cox Cable...
    While some may argue that TiVo is one of the very last companies to add this type of wording to their TOS, it still is of more benefit to THEM that it could ever be to US (IMNSHO).

    I'm opting out due to the reasons I've already posted a few posts back.

    The new wording DOES make it easier for them to abandon us, or start saying "No!" to things that they would actually consider, when an end-user says "well, I guess I'll round up some people over at TCF and try to get a class-action going".

    While Class Action lawsuits only make attorneys richer, and almost never net the "class" individuals any money, the threat alone does seem to make them think twice....
  4. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    When DirecTV ripped me off with the usual ETF for a bogus two year commit I told the guy that I'd go to the state's attorney. He laughed.

    Then the State settled with DirecTV to credit victims with $149 for bogus early termination fees.
  5. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    so the arbitration clauses in everyone's service agreements are all your fault! ;)
  6. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    It wasn't me. I didn't even file for my dough.

    But note that arbitration and class action limits only applies to civil suits, not criminal...or consumer law.
  7. bmgoodman

    bmgoodman Member

    Dec 20, 2000
    So I guess even if I opt-out, because most others will never bother, any potential "class action" will be a class of a tiny number of tivocommunity who bothered to mail in a letter. I think once again the public is on the losing end to corporations. Which apparently ARE people.

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