Suing Best Buy for $54 Million…Attention Wanes

By March 31, 2008Briefly Legal

A spate of publicity came Raelyn Campbell’s way in February with the reporting on her $54 million lawsuit against Best Buy for losing her computer. She appears to have a legitimate complaint, and her arguments about data theft have merit.

Nevertheless, the amount sought — the same figure that Judge Roy Pearson sued his drycleaners for upon the loss of his pants — is outrageous, seemingly designed just to elicit the coverage Campbell desired. She even started a much-publicized blog on her crusade.

Funny thing is, that blog hasn’t been updated since February 15th. Did the suit get settled? Did it serve her publicity goals and get dropped? Because no matter what, that $54 million claim remains outrageous.

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