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Woman Who Purchased iPad Suing Apple for False Advertising

In Business, Humor, News, Satire, Science/Technology, Tidbits on October 20, 2010 at 07:30

Cheryl Franklin of Fayetteville, Tennessee says she ordered the iPad from the Apple website thinking it was a reusable menstrual pad.  “I figured I’d save money in the long run,” said Franklin, “the name of the product is misleading.  As far as I’m concerned Apple is responsible for giving me my money back.”  Franklin is also seeking damages for emotional distress due to an overwhelming sense of embarrassment. 

Apple spokesman Ron Paulson told Ninja Satire that Mrs. Franklin’s lawsuit was “ridiculous” and that Apple bears no responsibility when it comes to “the unmatched battiness of the American public.”  The company’s CEO Steve Jobs was unreachable for comment however one Apple employee told our reporters, “We work tirelessly to design products that a monkey could use…then we find out that some woman from the south tried to use one as a sanitary napkin.”

Believe it or not, legal experts believe that there is a case to be made on Franklin’s behalf, however, most seem to think that even the best lawyer would have trouble convincing a judge that any reasonable person could make the same mistake.  Walter Williams, a professor at the Vanderbilt University Law School, said, “Mrs. Franklin’s fundamental problem in this case is that she obviously didn’t make an effort to research the product…its difficult to prove that a company is guilty of false advertising based solely on a product’s name.”

If there is any light at the end of Cheryl Franklin’s legal tunnel it is the case successfully argued by a Wisconsin man who bought a tube of Wack Off! insect repellent and applied it in a way that was not intended by the manufacturer.  The judge in that case ordered the makers of the lotion to pay all of his medical bills.


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