Case Barnett Law - B2C - June 2018



PARENTS WATCH FREE Is Movie Pass Right for Your Family?

Are You a Movie Family? Do you go to the movies often as a family? Or do you and your spouse need more date-night options? With the $9.95 monthly subscription fee, as long as the pass holder in your family sees more than one movie a month, you are saving money. This can be a great encouragement to see more films, whether as a family or individually. Is 3D a Must? The one catch of Movie Pass is that it will only get you into standard 2D movies. If you and the family want the 3D experience, you’ll have to pay for it separately. If enough theaters in your area participate, your family enjoys going to the movies, and you’re not set on seeing 3D movies, Movie Pass can be a great investment. But if the answer is no to any of these questions, you’re probably better off just buying tickets at the box office.

Superheroes, robots, and dinosaurs, oh my! The 2018 blockbuster season is in full swing, and chances are your kids don’t want to miss out on the action. But these days, going to the movies costs an arm and a leg — and that’s before you buy the popcorn. One service is looking to change this. If you’ve watched the news at all in the last year, chances are you’ve heard the buzz about Movie Pass. It’s a subscription service in which one user pays $9.95 a month in exchange for four free movie tickets each month at participating theaters. While initially envisioned for college students and film aficionados, could Movie Pass be right for your family? Where Do You Live? The first thing you should do when considering whether to sign up for the pass is research which theaters in your area take the pass and which don’t. If you have to make a long drive just to get to a participating theater, it’s probably not worth subscribing.

CASE CLOSED! Simmons Bedding Company Pays $60K and Discontinues Dangerous Prod uct

At Case Barnett Law, we strive to only take cases that can truly

On November 29, 2014, our 4-year-old client was on his parents’ bed when he fell and hit his head on the bed’s dangerously sharp plexiglass foundation corner guard. He suffered a severe laceration to his scalp, and his parents rushed him to the emergency room of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, where he received stitches and 25 staples. The bed was part of Simmons Bedding Company’s BeautyRest line. A few months ago, we settled this case on behalf of the family for $60,000. Fortunately, his injury healed and will not affect him in the future. For this reason, the damages were not high on this case, but not every case is about the dollar signs. In this circumstance, we refused to settle the case until Simmons promised to enact change. We did not want to see another child hurt by their dangerous product. As part of the settlement, we demanded the mattress company discontinue use of plastic corner guards on their BeautyRest products. Simmons agreed to our terms and put it in writing. The family wouldn’t settle until Simmons signed off on making real changes. Major companies work hard to convince the public that all lawsuits are frivolous and that lawyers are sue-happy. The reality is, many of these lawsuits are the only way to put an end to the careless, dangerous practices major companies often engage in.

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Reminder About Our Firm’s Communication Policy: Our promise to you is that we don’t take inbound calls or emails while we are working on your case. Case Barnett takes no inbound unscheduled phone calls whatsoever. It makes him much more productive and helps get your case resolved faster. You can always call the office at 949-861-2990, and schedule an in-person or phone appointment, usually within 24-48 hours. This is a lot better than the endless game of “phone tag” played by most businesses today. Remember, too, that email is “quick,” but is checked no more than twice a day. Replies are then scheduled into the calendar. So if it’s really important, don’t email — call the office instead.

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