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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Chinese woman "sues cinema for wasting her time"

Chen Xiaomei claims the Polybona International Cinema in the northern city of Xian and film distributors Huayi Brothers Media Corporation should have told her how long the advertisements for the film Aftershock lasted, Xinhua news agency said.

Ms Chen, who is a lawyer, has accused Polybona and Huayi Brothers of wasting her time and violating her freedom of choice. The case has been accepted by the People's Court in Xian, the capital of Shaanxi province, Xinhua said, citing a statement from the court.

Ms Chen is demanding the companies refund her 35-yuan ticket (£3.30), pay her 35 yuan in compensation and one yuan (10p) for emotional damages and write her an apology, the report said.

She has also advised the cinema to publish the advertisement times on its website, in the lobby or on its customer hotline and asked Huayi Brothers to cut the length of commercials to less than five minutes.

"Aftershock", which is about an earthquake that devastated a Chinese city in 1976, has become the highest-grossing domestic film, raking in 650 million yuan (£61,768,000), Xinhua said.

The movie directed by Feng Xiaogang tells the story of a mother's emotional reunion with her daughter, three decades after a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated the northern city of Tangshan, killing more than 240,000 people.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/7990649/Chinese-woman-sues-cinema-for-wasting-her-time.html

Lol, these days people are suing everyone whenever they can

40 comments:

  1. damn, what a story. keep your good work up, mate.

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  2. you can get lots of money out of sueing it seems xD

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  3. nice blog bro, just showin my support

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  4. haha that's such a waste of time lol

    Supporting :)

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  5. suprised the chinese are hopping onboard too ;D

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  6. i remember a guy sued lineage II because he said that his addiction tot he game was so severe that he couldnt function

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  7. crazy people out there check mine out :)

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  8. that's insane o.O i guess it depends on how boring the movie actually was...

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  9. lmao sue for anything now a days

    this is a cool blog cant wait to see what else u got!

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  10. I wonder what the long term effects will be

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  11. in china? Doubt that court case will ever go to court.

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  12. didn't know you could legally sue someone in china.

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  13. i'm going to sue her for suing them ;)

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  14. Finally! i hate spending hlf an hour watching commercials before the movie

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  16. this is relevant to my interests good work

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  17. "i'm going to sue her for suing them ;)"

    hahaha nice!

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  18. suing fort he price of a movie ticket...why even go to the effort or doing something worth so little?

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