Michael Furdock v. RadioReference.com LLC - Subscription renewal reminder results in class action lawsuit

Falcon9h

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The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.
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chrismol1

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He really waited nearly 2 yrs later for this?? What happened did he get his law degree and starting looking for anything around the house to get a start?
 

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He really waited nearly 2 yrs later for this?? What happened did he get his law degree and starting looking for anything around the house to get a start?

It's funny you mention that as I was thinking about that very thing because I read YouTube's ToS I think it was where they stipulate the following, and I'll paraphrase this: "You agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to our website must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred."
 

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I may have a case with those annoying folks at the ARRL: They have been sending repeated "reminders" to my email at the wee hours 3Am to 5 AM. This is just one example. Maybe now I can afford a print version of QST and a nice Lamborghini Muira to park at my new beach house?

From:​
ARRL <memberlist@arrl.org>
Subject:​
It's Time to Renew your ARRL Membership
Content-Type:​
text/html; charset=utf-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding:​
8bit
To:​
xxx.xxx.com
Message-Id:​
<20240515071133.18EE120E4C34@bmail.arrl.org>
Date:​
Wed, 15 May 2024 03:11:33 -0400 (EDT)
 

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Michael couldn't win against Radioreference, but I rather believe that Michael wanted to ruin Radioreference in legal fees. He probably has a hatred for Radioreference, but not this email problem, something else we don't know.

The moderators look at your history, have you deleted any of Michael's messages? Maybe he hates you?

What I don't understand is why Radioreference didn't contact him earlier and tell him "hey man, we didn't understand your problem with the email but since we're nice, we're offering you 2 years of free subscription".

And the problem would have been solved.

But hey, the main thing is that everything is finished and that the trial does not continue.
 
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Louie7

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Radioreference could have also bring in a IT forensic expert to prove that their email server doesn't send emails at night, but that it's the receiving server that stores the time in another UTC format, making it look like the emails were sent at night.
Anyway with this case, I'm sure that no email is sent at night ;)

I wish they'd offer me a free 2 year subscription.
Don't speak too fast, maybe it's you that Michael is mad at. You've been known to delete messages faster than your shadow :ROFLMAO:

I have read all the legal documents: no one files a Class Action against a website like Radioreference for the sake of it thinking they are making easy money. To make money, he would have attacked Motorola or Pepsi Cola but not Radioreference.

Michael must have had a hatred against Radioreference, look in your logs which moderator he got angry with in the past.

I was thinking a piece of something else, but yeah, we'll go with the PG version.

@blantonl Does this clown still have a username here, if so any post/submission history? Searching the membership for his last name yielded no results.
you have to search from the IP addresses in Florida (one or more)
 
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Let me introduce you to Michael J. Furdock Esq. - a lawyer from St Petersburg, Florida

View attachment 164711

Michael Furdock is a recently minted Florida bar admitted lawyer with his recently launched law firm Furdock Law. He's previously had careers as a private fitness instructor, an aspiring sports agent, a lifestyle concierge for "VIP clients" in Miami Beach, and a specialist in Employee Retention Credits (ERCs) which is a pandemic era payroll program. All that is really missing from this lineup is a solar panel door-to-door salesman and cutco knives distributor to kind of tie it all together.

https://www.furdocklaw.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelfurdock/

Michael was customer of RadioReference.com and a premium subscriber. Thank you for your trust in us, Michael! Michael received an email from us back in December of 2022 when his premium subscription was about to expire that notified him that, well, his subscription was about to expire. Most normal people when they receive this email say to themselves "Oh look, I should renew this subscription" or they say "Nah, I don't need to renew my subscription." Not Michael, he instead sat on that email for a year and a half, and then filed a Class Action Lawsuit against RadioReference alleging violation of the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (“FCCPA”) for contacting him outside of the hours of 9PM and 8AM attempting to collect a debt. I'm not making this up. He alleged that we were debt collectors. 🤨

Read for yourself:


We're not quite sure the motivations for pursuing such a legal strategy, especially given he is a lawyer himself, but if you check out the law firm he hired to file this suit it might become clearer (The Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi). Here is a promotional youtube video from this storied law firm he hired. You can't make this sh*t up.


Anyway, in response to the lawsuit, we filed a Section 57.105, Florida Statutes, for an award of attorneys’ fees as sanctions against Plaintiff Michael Furdock , and his counsel Gerald D. Lane, Jibrael S. Hindi, Jennifer G. Simil, Zane C. Hedaya, and the Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi, PLLC, for filing frivolous claims against RadioReference.com.


My favorite part of our section 57.105 filing is this:



Michael Furdock and Jibrael S. Hindi's law firm folded like a cheap suit after that:


This is not an April fools joke. This actually happened. I actually had to spend in excess of $20,000 to go through this.

Sorry Michael, even though you're sporting a double-breasted suit, you're no Harvey Spector.
Who says you can't get a woman pregnant having A**l sex? Were do you think all these ambulance chaser lawyers come from? LOL
 

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Gotta love those Law Firms that seem to be decedents of the notorious "Dewey, Cheetham & Howe" or "Ditcher, Quick & Hyde" firms.

Once again, the laws of common sense prevailed (If those "Florida Man" stories are any sign, there's quite a few people lacking that in Florida). Hope you get your attorney's fees reimbursed @blantonl.
I was always partial to Buster, Hyemann, Pfister, and Leever.
 

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Let me introduce you to Michael J. Furdock Esq. - a lawyer from St Petersburg, Florida

View attachment 164711

Michael Furdock is a recently minted Florida bar admitted lawyer with his recently launched law firm Furdock Law. He's previously had careers as a private fitness instructor, an aspiring sports agent, a lifestyle concierge for "VIP clients" in Miami Beach, and a specialist in Employee Retention Credits (ERCs) which is a pandemic era payroll program. All that is really missing from this lineup is a solar panel door-to-door salesman and cutco knives distributor to kind of tie it all together.

https://www.furdocklaw.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelfurdock/

Michael was customer of RadioReference.com and a premium subscriber. Thank you for your trust in us, Michael! Michael received an email from us back in December of 2022 when his premium subscription was about to expire that notified him that, well, his subscription was about to expire. Most normal people when they receive this email say to themselves "Oh look, I should renew this subscription" or they say "Nah, I don't need to renew my subscription." Not Michael, he instead sat on that email for a year and a half, and then filed a Class Action Lawsuit against RadioReference alleging violation of the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (“FCCPA”) for contacting him outside of the hours of 9PM and 8AM attempting to collect a debt. I'm not making this up. He alleged that we were debt collectors. 🤨

Read for yourself:


We're not quite sure the motivations for pursuing such a legal strategy, especially given he is a lawyer himself, but if you check out the law firm he hired to file this suit it might become clearer (The Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi). Here is a promotional youtube video from this storied law firm he hired. You can't make this sh*t up.


Anyway, in response to the lawsuit, we filed a Section 57.105, Florida Statutes, for an award of attorneys’ fees as sanctions against Plaintiff Michael Furdock , and his counsel Gerald D. Lane, Jibrael S. Hindi, Jennifer G. Simil, Zane C. Hedaya, and the Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi, PLLC, for filing frivolous claims against RadioReference.com.


My favorite part of our section 57.105 filing is this:



Michael Furdock and Jibrael S. Hindi's law firm folded like a cheap suit after that:


This is not an April fools joke. This actually happened. I actually had to spend in excess of $20,000 to go through this.

Sorry Michael, even though you're sporting a double-breasted suit, you're no Harvey Spector.
Bless his heart
 

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This piece of work also reminds me of the mortgage broker character's in "the Big Short". Max Greenfield/Billy Magnussen were the actors playing mortgage brokers with absolutely no morals, fancy suites and preying upon others for their own means.
 
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