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Just Because You Seek $54 Million Doesn't Mean Your Suit Is Worth A Penny

Raelyn Campbell won well more than her share of attention when she cleverly sued Best Buy for $54 million--shades of the infamous pants suit--in a dispute over a supposedly botched repair job on a laptop.

But just because the plaintiff was smart enough to glom onto the enormous worldwide publicity that the District's favorite administrative law judge, Roy Pearson, won in his case last year against his neighborhood dry cleaner does not mean--thank goodness--that her lawsuit was going to be taken seriously by the court.

As Carter Wood notes today on his blog for the National Association of Manufacturers, a D.C. Superior Court judge has tossed out Campbell's case.

By January of this year, Campbell had whittled her demand down to $100,000 and "a full explanation" of whatever happened to her laptop at Best Buy's Tenleytown store. But apparently, she got no money at all.

But hey, she did get on the Today Show.

By Marc Fisher |  April 30, 2008; 5:31 PM ET
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