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December 03, 2013

The Streisand Effect in action

I think this KlearGear outfit must have been out of its mind. It seems to be learning the same lesson that Ms. Streisand learned.

Utah Couple Fined $3,500 by Online Merchant KlearGear Retains Lawyer, Turns Tables

After an online merchant fined a Utah couple $3,500 for writing a negative review and sparked a financial nightmare for more than a year, a public service lawyer has agreed to take the case and fight back with demands for $75,000 in compensation.

When Jen Palmer of Salt Lake City didn't receive a Christmas gift that her husband ordered for her online, she wrote a negative review of KlearGear.com and moved on with her life. But the company fined the Palmers $3,500, citing bizarre fine print on its website.

"No one would have expected this from doing perfectly normal, everyday and perfectly legal things," Scott Michelman, staff attorney with Public Citizen who is representing the Palmers, told ABCNews.com.

Posted by joke du jour at December 3, 2013 06:02 PM

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