fearlessrick - 12:26 pm on May 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
Yes, the lawyers will make some money. It's the second oldest profession and quite useful if you know what you're doing. (Disclosure: my father was a lawyer, but I think he still might have gone to heaven)
I used a similar tactic on my credit card company. Quick story: four credit cards, now all with one company because they bought the company that holds two of my cards. Told them I'd like the cards combined into one to save time and annual fees. They said they couldn't do that according to the law. Said, OK, how about I just stop paying and you spend $#*$!X dollars to hire a lawyer to sue me for $XX. Doesn't make sense, does it?
They ended up giving me a $50 credit. It's extortion by legal means, been going on for eons. Betcha FB will settle and the lawyers will get paid. Not so much for the consumers, unless the govt., via the judge, really wants to cause pain to FB.