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| p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · The Shooter Did A Great Job Threatened with 300k Lawsuit |
I know of no lawyer, not even the "I graduated from an online course" type that would ever send out a letter so poorly written. And I'm 12 years in the legal field as my day job.
Threatening to destroy the photographer's career, defamation of character, and asking not for what is reasonable, but for compensatory damages and punitive damages of more almost 4 times what was originally paid? Ridiculous. Then threatening for $300k, as if a case like this would ever, EVER cost that much? If this "attorney" had any legal background, he would have taken the photog to small claims court for the 1-time maximum allowed judgment, and sued for that. He's using what he probably learned off of Yahoo! Answers to draft a demand letter that doesn't actually even make a demand or, per what I remember hearing Gary Fong saying, give any hard and fast deadlines.
My guess is this student is pre-law, probably finishing his undergrad somewhere, and is hoping to be out of law school by the time this ever hits trial (which it never will) so he can make some case.
The no contract thing, sure. That could hurt. But the damning evidence is in the "I'm proud of my wedding photographs so I put 1,000 of them up on Facebook."
People mortified with their wedding photographs don't share them with everyone and receive such accolades.