Old Dominion University's Quest
When Chicago resident David Loundy ordered a compact disk on the Internet from a British Web site, he received an e-mail confirming his order. Loundy expected to pay the advertised price of £8.99, or about $14. When he was subsequently charged £12.99, Loundy was incensed. He argued that he had accepted the set price of £8.99 and insisted that he pay no more for the disk. But when Loundy filed suit in England under the Consumer Protection Act of 1987, he was told that the Act did not apply to him because, under English common law, the place of the offense is not where the ad originates, but where it is read.
Original Publication Citation
Zugelder, M. T., Flaherty, T. B., & and Johnson, J. P. (2000). Browsers beware: Avoiding legal entanglements on the internet Old Dominion University's Quest, 3(2), 24-27.
Zugelder, Michael; Flaherty, Theresa; and Johnson, James, "Browsers Beware: Avoiding Legal Entanglements on the Internet" (2000). Finance Faculty Publications. 19.