Consumerist sued by Cash4Gold after critical blog posts

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16 Responses to “Consumerist sued by Cash4Gold after critical blog posts”

  1. freeyourcrt says:

    So Cash4Gold tries to pay as little as possible for a valuable commodity and then resell it at a higher price? What am I missing here? How are they suppose to pay for those 2.4 mil Super bowl ads?

  2. Rob says:

    Cash4Gold, I’d like you to meet Ms. Streisand

  3. dculberson says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think Consumerist is now owned by Consumer’s Union (the Consumer’s Report people) and aren’t part of the Gawker empire any longer.

    This actually seems like good news, though; Cash4gold would have an easier time stomping poor Ms Liberis into submission versus trying to take on Consumer’s Union and their significantly deeper legal defense pockets. Hopefully the lawsuit just raises the profile of the reports of their shenanigans.

  4. dculberson says:

    [argh, I mixed singular and plural when referring to Consumerist. Ahh well, you have to have at least one mistake in a comment pointing out the mistakes of others.]

  5. Xeni Jardin says:

    @DCULBERSON, corrected, thanks!

  6. jonathan_v says:

    @DCULBERSON yeah, consumer reports bought consumerist last year

  7. Xeni Jardin says:

    @ SABIK, ah, thanks, forgot to add that! fixing.

  8. DWittSF says:

    Answer: Put your lawsuit in this prepaid envelope, and we’ll mail you back what we think it’s worth!

  9. Anonymous says:

    For the record, the Consumerist is owned by Consumers Union, the famous non-profit group that owns Consumer Reports.

    This isn’t a fly-by-night blog, this is a major consumer advocacy site.

  10. IWood says:

    I sent them four metric tons of scrap gold and took the vacation of a lifetime!!!

  11. Yamara says:

    Cash4Gold? These guys are still here?

    Nobody Scores!

  12. Anonymous says:

    “Why is it that whistleblowers always seem to get swallowed up by the courts?”

    This is so true. What bothers me is that as a result, people start thinking that “defamation” is nothing more than saying something negative about someone else (like exposing the unethical practices of a business) when “defamation” is the willful spreading of lies (that you know to be lies), with an intent to do harm. In other words: malice.

    Of course, CFG is trying to prove that what was said isn’t true, but the thing I’ve found when companies casually toss around lawsuits like this is that people then popularly think that “defamation” means “you revealed our business practices to the public and now we are mad and going to sue you” and become scared to speak out. Make Hulk angry.

  13. RevEng says:

    Holy shit.

    I always suspected Cash4Gold was a scam, but I can’t believe the hell that they unearthed.

    Why is it that whistleblowers always seem to get swallowed up by the courts? She is being charged for contempt of court despite the courts having the evidence that she complied with their requests? I hold the court in contempt of court!

    Any court system that allows individuals to be overrun by corporations because one can afford expensive lawyers and the other can’t is completely broken.

    More proof that the law doesn’t protect you; you need protection from the law.

  14. bjacques says:

    That Facebook profile (apparently now deleted from FB, alas) at the bottom of the Consumerist page is priceless. I know from reading the late HST’s “The Curse of Lono” that you can indeed use a .45 (or a Hawaiian war club) to administer the coup-de-grace to a caught marlin, but jeez! Painting the docked boat with fish brains isn’t an attempt to leave a certain impression, is it?

  15. Anonymous says:

    I think making posts like that was what TOR was made for, right?

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