Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Somebody Give Me A Contracts Book

And pull up Williams v. Walker Thomas because this has *got* to be unconsciable.

Comcast. I can't believe it. Their "triple play" is a scam - they sucker you in with $33/month cable only to *nearly double it* after being enrolled for a year. Because I'm pretty sure there's "gross disparity" in bargaining power here or whatever under UCC 2-203 and we also feel that we were forced into it because Comcast is the only game in town for TVs and if we don't have cable who is going to watch the Redskins play. And what about public policy - do we really want to live in a country where the man can just arbitrarily raise your cable bill from $33 to $53?

OK so we didn't exactly nail K's, but look it up you crazy 1Ls 121 U.S. App. D.C. 315, we're pretty sure we could get this past summary judgment and it'd be so worth it.


Previous coverage:
Unconscionability

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Comcast qualifies as a service and therefore is not covered under the UCC, dude.

Rule 12 (f) said...

Not entirely true! What about the increased charges for modem and cable box rental!

But yea, you are probably right. And case you are wondering I am also aware that the unconsinability thing doesn't apply regardless.