Simon-, on 07 October 2012 - 00:28, said:
I agree about his rights and suing for a false police report. But $2.2 million, really?
Future job prospects? No effect, he was not found guilty of anything and chargesnwere dropped.
If anything I would think that it WOULD be theft, because he has a signed written legal contract for Car A, but he has taken Car B which he has not and refuses to sign for. Either sign for Car B or return it to get Car A back or Car B is stolen.
2.2 million is perhaps a bit excessive, final settlement will likely be much less.
It does suggest in the article that the contract he signed was for the correct car, they just put the price for the wrong car on there.
On a slightly related note. When I last upgraded my phone, I went to the T-Mobile store to collect, and expected to pay £50 for the handset (the contract didn't cover the full price of the phone). The guy prints out all the paperwork and asks me to sign the contract, and I do so, noting that he had put the "One off charge" as £0. As soon as I'd signed the contract, the manager comes over and notices the mistake, but at that point I'd signed the contract, and legally robbed them for £50 so there was sweet FA they could do about it