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Adolf Hitler started Volkswagen, after all 

I’m surprised at the grounds used in a referred by AdPulp today (citing Consumerist). One created a web site documenting the bad service he received at Golden Gate . The dealership and its owner, Mathew Zaheri, sued him for $1·5 million, using !
   After , the parties agreed to what content could remain on Mr Ghali’s .
   There are very obvious comments that could be made here. Why would a company try to deny a ’s rights? And the grounds used by Mr Zaheri were ridiculous, though credit to his law firm—they could have made it worse by making it a case on .
   The right way to have gone about this was to admit to some wrongdoing and allow Mr Ghali to document a . Consumer voices cannot be silenced. I hope that the had strongly advised Golden Gate and Mr Zaheri that his lawsuit was, at best, frivolous, rather than extend its palms outward for some fees.
   The consequence of this? Golden Gate VW’s will reduce rapidly as this story is propagated. Mr Zaheri will be thought of as intolerant. And, Volkswagen’s own will be harmed because it could not act to help Mr Ghali.
   Meanwhile, less nations will be laughing at the plaintiffs, because this sort of thing reinforces a about the .

Del.icio.us tags: brand | brand equity | Volkswagen | VW | consumer movement | customer service | lawsuit | whistle-blowing | frivolous lawsuits | law | First Amendment | trademark law | freedom of speech
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Update: the Overlawyered blog does not help the stereotype, though admittedly it covers some ridiculous cases in the UK and Canada, too. After reading this, you’ll wonder why Vice-President Cheney did not shoot a few more.  
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