Well… well… who could imagine?
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Ebay For “unlawful, unfair, fraudulent and unconscionable tactics”. The lawsuit alleges that Ebay claims that auctions will begin when an item is submitted. However, in reality, the lawsuit alleges that auctions do not fully begin when the an item is submitted. Thus, the lawsuit alleges that customers pay for more auction time then they actually get. The lawsuit alleges that Ebay violated a number of laws, including the California Auction Act by making misrepresentations in conducting its auctioneering business. The lawsuit seeks a number of remedies, including a “$1,000 per Class member civil penalty”, which comes out to over 1 billion dollars in damages if one does the math. –that’s a lot, even for Ebay.
The lawsuit (Ewert v. Ebay, 2007-cv-2198) was filed in the Northern District of California, San Jose Division. A copy of the complaint is available here, (PDF)
Well, now this all strikes as funny for one reason; The hackers are getting through just fine. I have more than one consumer awareness video posted at youtube, wherein wee see hijacked listings showing within minutes of being submitted. One example is for sure documented in a slide show, and a video both.
…And rightfully so.
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This just in; March 2010: People reading here may also like to visit this site/forum:
(regarding yet another lawsuit)
Update March 2011:
Check the letssuepaypal.com site. There was another update there on March 16 2011