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  • Lawyer from Tennessee Sues Apple for Letting Him Access Porn on His Devices


    Tennessee lawyer Chris Sevier is seeking damages for watching “women engaging in sexual acts with the intent to cause vicarious arousal” on his Apple devices – or in other words, one of the strangest lawsuits that has been filed against Apple. In his 50-page complaint, Sevier’s proposal claims that Apple should ship its devices in a “safe mode” that customers would have to take steps to disable if they wanted to be naughty. Sevier believes that it’s Apple’s responsibility to shift “the burden off of the buyers who do not want to see porn onto those who do want to see pornographic content to take the additional step.”

    According to the folks at Above the Law:

    Sevier’s complaint makes a simple request: Apple should sell all products with an installed filter blocking all Internet porn. If the buyer, over the age of 18, wishes to unlock the Internet, he or she is free to contact Apple, sign a form acknowledging the ills of pornography, and receive a code to remove the filter. Sevier argues that the burden must be shifted from parents to the manufacturer to sell a locked device. That sounds like a fair enough, even laudable goal. But Sevier also wants these filters installed lest the responsibility be up to *shudder* individuals exercising self-control.
    The folks over at The Huffington Post pointed toward the following part of his complaint, which led him to file the complaint in the first place:

    Per the complaint, Sevier’s problem began after he tried to visit “Facebook.com,” but — accidentally, he says — typed “F**kbook.com,” an adult site that “appealed to his biological sensibilities as a male and led to an unwanted addiction with adverse consequences.
    As if it wasn’t strange enough, Sevier took it a step further claiming that the issue harmed his life by stating the following:

    UNFAIR COMPETITION AND INTERFERENCE OF THE MARITAL CONTRACT: The Plaintiff became totally out of synch in his romantic relationship with his wife, which was a consequence of his use of his Apple product. The Plaintiff began desiring, younger more beautiful girls featured in porn videos than his wife, who was no longer 21.
    Sevier has been placed on disability inactive status by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2011, meaning that he can’t practice law until the court rules that he is fit to work again. For those of you who took the time to read part of his complaints, it’ll be quite obvious that he has some issues to deal with. In the meantime, it seems like just about everyone and anyone is filing lawsuits against Apple, the company which is already heavily involved in several lawsuits to begin with.

    Source: Above the Law, The Huffington Post
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Lawyer from Tennessee Sues Apple for Letting Him Access Porn on His Devices started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 64 Comments
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Everyone laughing should realize that a jury or a judge "could" find Apple guilty. Especially (my apologies to rational people who live there) in his home state. It would be tossed on appeal, but it is quite possible.

      As to typing f***book, "accidentally," maybe he should sue Apple for putting in a spellcheck that corrected his misspelling to f*** instead of face.

      And, from now on, no one here should be allowed to use the word "face," because, after all, we know what you were TRYING to type and we don't want your filth on our site.
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      mod edit, quote removed.
      Lol!!!! Yupp!
    1. CabooseLoL's Avatar
      CabooseLoL -
      Hey Honda, I'm suing you for letting me drive over the speed limit. Its all your fault I got a ticket.
    1. GrumpySod's Avatar
      GrumpySod -
      Next he will be suing cause apple gave him a way text or call these sites as well! Maybe he should also consider suing his bank or credit card company for letting his payments go through for these sites! But yeah agree that he could win this due to it being America and these things happen lol
    1. BhadKarma's Avatar
      BhadKarma -
      Facebook App. Problem solved. Newb
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Why is he on disability? A sprained wrist?

      Quote Originally Posted by mr117 View Post
      Everyone laughing should realize that a jury or a judge "could" find Apple guilty. Especially (my apologies to rational people who live there) in his home state. It would be tossed on appeal, but it is quite possible.

      As to typing f***book, "accidentally," maybe he should sue Apple for putting in a spellcheck that corrected his misspelling to f*** instead of face.

      And, from now on, no one here should be allowed to use the word "face," because, after all, we know what you were TRYING to type and we don't want your filth on our site.
      iOS doesn't autocorrect URLs put into safari's address bar. But A and U, E and K are so close to each other on a keyboard. O_o
    1. gsbd41316's Avatar
      gsbd41316 -
      That is funny as hell. I hope the wife kicks him out, not for the porn embarrassment but for the sue to cover it up lol
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Wow, well apple sues over things just as stupid so what comes around goes around
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Why is he on disability? A sprained wrist
      That reminds me!!! I'm going to sue Playboy for carpal tunnel in my right wrist lmao 😉😜👊
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      I bet you when he go to one club and need to go to the bathroom, he "UNINTENTIONALLY open the woman door and later blame her because she was naked and say sorry but I didin't see (wo) I just saw (man). STUPID
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      The guy is an idiot and just embarrassed himself in front of the whole world!
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      So after getting f***** out of his own money by the state he is in "dire" need for cash and is wasting more money trying to sue Apple in a case he cannot win. What a joke this world has come to be.
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      people like this truly makes me sick to the stomach the same way that guy who sued McDonald's for the coffee being too hot and won. What a F'n joke!!!
    1. Jman2499's Avatar
      Jman2499 -
      Next this guy will sue the K.Y jelly company for making his hand lubed up when he was watching porn
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      people like this truly makes me sick to the stomach the same way that guy who sued McDonald's for the coffee being too hot and won. What a F'n joke!!!
      Lol actually it was a 80 yr old lady lol and you would think that drinking coffee for 50+ yrs she would know that.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      OMG! What's next?
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by Slim J View Post
      He has no chance. This case has no chance for him since it was his decision to visit these sites and this probably is up there with one of the dumbest lawsuits in history.
      If he had filed suit in California there is a good chance he would win. jurors in California are notoriously foolish.
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      mod edit/quote removed
      +1 lmfao
    1. TeddyDiesel's Avatar
      TeddyDiesel -
      Edit: Removed this because it won't let me logon through the iPhone app, didn't mean to break any kind of rules.... My bad.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      I'm going to sue Google and Microsoft because Chrome and IE allowed me to visit porn sites. I'd sue Apple too for Safari but I'll let him have Apple.