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Re: I'm an Attorney & My Wife Was Sued by CCI, too
Posted By: JMacary In Response To: Re: Disputing charges - DON'T DO IT! (Jim G)
Date: Friday, December 14, 2007, at 6:40 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: Disputing charges - DON'T DO IT! (Jim G)
Hate to break it to everybody, but as an attorney, CCI does have a case. In fact, my wife was sued and I advised her to settle, which we did for $3000.
The basis for the CCI suit is tortious interference, and they have a crack legal team that is making it stick. Although most merchants will simply let a chargeback go, a merchant does have the legal right to recoup at least the cost of the transaction if the customer is retaining the value of the product or service. In the case of a downloadable product such as the one CCI is offering, the value has been realized by the customer immediately upon purchase. So they are due compensation one way or another.
The tortious interference idea is that by disregarding the terms of the purchase agreement, the customer is sabotaging CCI's business.
Again, as someone said, CCI does appear to be ruthless.
Had I read the CCI website, I never would have let my wife dispute the charges. But she did without telling me about it. The bottom line is that everything is so carefully worded on the CCI site that they stay just within the bounds of legality.
As an attorney, I would advise against initiating a chargeback against this company.
>> I found out
>> Sounds just a bit far fetched. For the sake of others on this and
>> "scam busting" forums, what is the wording that you've been
>> told makes this
>> "company" entitled to its money...and immune from refunding
>> funds to those not
>> satisfied with the so-called product?
>> So even though the credit card
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