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Author: goohsmom Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 128074  
Subject: Re: Surprise!! Water bill..... Date: 1/22/2003 7:04 PM
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I always wondered if a defense of "I didn't ask for it" wouldn't work. After all, if a company mails you a product which you did not order and then sends a bill, you are under no obligation to pay for it. Even more, you can use the product; you are under no obligation to send it back. I would assume that someone has tried this defense, but I know of cases where there was summary judgment and payment for the cable services was due immediately

I think this would only work if you didn't own a television, and could show you hadn't owned one during the time the service was on. After all, if you watched television, even though you didn't request the service, you were using it, so I don't think the same law would apply.

Might make a fun trial to watch, though.

Pam
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