Movie texting lawsuit makes top 10 ‘Most Ridiculous’ list


Highlights

The lawsuit an Austin resident filed against his date for texting during a movie makes No. 8 on the list.

The top 10 “Most Ridiculous’ list was issued by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform.

A lawsuit filed against a Round Rock woman by her date for texting during a movie has won a place on a list of the top 10 “Most Ridiculous” suits of 2017.

Austin resident Brandon Vezmar sued the woman in small claims court in Travis County in May for texting during a showing of “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.” The lawsuit was No. 8 in the list released Thursday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform.

RELATED: ‘This is crazy.’ Austin man sues date for texting during movie

Vezmar said the woman had texted 10 to 20 times during the movie on their first date and demanded she pay him for $17.31 for the ticket. The woman defended herself in an interview, saying she had only texted a few times but ended up apologizing to Vezmar and paying him for the ticket.

The news release issued by the institute said of the lawsuit, “Is clogging up the courts with ridiculous suits like these a way to get revenge for a bad first date?”

FOR MORE NEWS: Be sure to follow the Williamson County News Now page on Facebook



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

Texas oil and gas regulator: Science isn’t settled on global warming
Texas oil and gas regulator: Science isn’t settled on global warming

Contrary to widely held conclusions by scientists, a senior official in Texas’ oil and gas regulatory agency said Tuesday “we don’t know whether man-made greenhouse gases are impacting our climate in a harmful way.” Wayne Christian, a Republican elected in 2016 to the state Railroad Commission, which oversees oil and gas operations...
Abbott calls June 30 special election to replace disgraced congressman
Abbott calls June 30 special election to replace disgraced congressman

Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday ordered an emergency special election for June 30 to elect a U.S. representative for a congressional district that stretches from Corpus Christi to Bastrop and Caldwell counties. The winner will serve out the remaining months of the two-year term of U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, who resigned in early April...
Man arrested after SWAT standoff at La Quinta Inn in North Austin

NORTH AUSTIN Man arrested after SWAT standoff at La Quinta Inn Austin police have arrested a man who had threatened to shoot anyone who approached him in a North Austin hotel bathroom. SWAT officers used pepper spray to force the man to leave the lobby bathroom at the La Quinta Inn and Suites near the Domain shopping center, police said. A police spokesman...
Jam session with Austin musicians leads to fatal stabbing conviction
Jam session with Austin musicians leads to fatal stabbing conviction

A chance meeting between two Austin musicians led to the violent death of one man and a felony conviction for the other. James Miller, a former Austin police employee who took up the guitar in retirement, was found guilty Tuesday of criminally negligent homicide in the September 2015 stabbing of saxophonist Daniel Spencer. The two had gathered to drink...
Police search for Sun City prowler involved in 50 incidents since 2016
Police search for Sun City prowler involved in 50 incidents since 2016

Georgetown police are looking for a prowler in the Sun City retirement community who has never hurt anyone but has shown some very strange behavior. He rings doorbells and then leaves, lurks in backyards, stands outside people’s windows while talking on a cellphone and on several occasions has entered through unlocked doors and stood over the...
More Stories