I'm not trying to get this going again, but just wanted to say that yes, you are correct, in that if they had a day in regular court, and the plaintiff loses, then chances are VERY high that the plaintiff would be responsible for the defendant's legal fees.
Good information. I can only assume my son, the lawyer, will know if Carroll County, Maryland exercises such a potential penalty.
The greater point everyone seems to be missing, however, is how awful HughesNet is. Those of us who have experienced the terrible service and technical limitation of HughesNet will continue to denigrate them in any way possible. Whether I take them to Small Claims Court or just join the many who tell others about how awful HughesNet is, we are all getting a part of that pound of flesh from a terrible company. If I can only contribute bad publicity for them, that may have to be enough. Terrible publicity and bad recommendations over time will cost them to either improve or fail.
BTW, I've replaced HughesNet with a Broadband Service, which works great. No limitation on usage, and it's fast enough for us to do everything we need to do on the internet.
No Kidding. Not that I need to explain anything to someone such as you, but at the time we went to the awful HughesNet, Broadband was not available in our location. It just recently became an option, and I switched from the awful HughesNet to Broadband because I read an article in our local newspaper about the new service.
Instead of worrying about what people should do or not do viz-a-viz HughesNet, you should focus your energy on fixing all that is wrong with HughesNet. If you did that, perhaps you would not have so many unhappy customers.
"Goodwill" is a very Important commodity for any business. I'm sure you know this if you have taken even the basic course in economics in college. The point I made, which you don't seem to understand, is that Amanda, by discussing a clients financial issues with her company perhaps causes many others who might do business with her to be hesitant. What she wrote does not enhance the Goodwill of HughesNet. If you think it did, please elaborate for my continuing education. Would you like your financial history discussed on the internet? Perhaps you would.
I'm delighted to hear you are joyously engaged with HughesNet. You are the first person I have ever heard of who is. All the others I know of who use HughesNet are VERY dissatisfied. But I do understand you are the exception who may prove the rule. I wonder if you can document your statement about for every one who is unhappy, 100 are happy with HughesNet? I'd like to see that data. All I can provide you with is my experience with the many in this area, and in one other location out of State, who have HughesNet, and they hate it.
You claim, "Amanda Answered his question which was posted in the clear." For some reason I seem to have missed the question jmjohnson asked. Perhaps you could cut and paste it for me in your defense of HughesNet.
Independent of all that, I am delighted for you to have the HughesNet service you find so satisfying. I only wish I had had a similar experience. But I think even you can figure out I did not. BTW, my new ISP is slightly less that $50 a month less than HughesNet. Perhaps cost is not a consideration for you, so you are getting exactly that for which you pay. I wish you well in your continued use of the internet and HughesNet.