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NewsPoster Jul 12, 2013 10:12 PM
Lawyer sues Apple for failing to halt his porn addiction
A Tennessee lawyer is <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/289655==http://abovethelaw.com/2013/07/lawyer-apple-should-protect-me-from-my-porn-addiction/?utm_source=Above the Law&utm_campaign=Above_the_Law_Daily_07_12_2013&ut m_medium=email" rel='nofollow'>suing Apple</a> essentially because it is possible to use its products to view pornography. Mark "Chris" Sevier claims that the company is negligent by not setting a default "safe mode" that would bar all pornography automatically -- as though such a thing were possible -- and blames Apple for his addiction to pornography that destroyed his marriage, and that Apple "failed to provide him with warnings of the dangers of online pornography." Sevier is seeking relief in the form of an injunction against Apple and forced donation to anti-pornography groups among other demands.<br />
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The entire bizarre and error-laden complaint can be viewed below. While saying that he "loves Apple" and believes the company to be legitimately "concerned with the welfare of our Nation's children while furthering pro-American values," the company is nonetheless responsible for his discovery of online pornography and subsequent addiction.<br />
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The problem apparently began when Seviers mistyped "Facebook" and landed on a pornographic site. Apple, he says, should have blocked this and warned him of the dangers in viewing adult material (the site itself, like most adult site, carries a warning regarding age and legality already). He claims that Apple should sell products only with Internet filters already incorporated, and that only buyers over 18 could request a password from Apple to unlock Internet access.<br />
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The case will certainly be dismissed on a number of grounds, ranging from technical errors in the filing to a lack of a proper attorney. It should be noted that Seviers, believed to be 36 years old, is currently disallowed from practicing law himself in the state by order of the Tennessee Supreme Court, which placed his license on <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/289653==http://www.tbpr.org/NewsAndPublications/Releases/Pdfs/Sevier%202089-5.634716349183682622.pdf" rel='nofollow'>"disability inactive status"</a> due to "mental infirmity or illness" in 2011. Seviers was also <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/289654==http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2013/06/25/nashville-lawyer-accused-of-stalking-john-rich/" rel='nofollow'>arrested last month</a> on a charge of stalking country music performer John Rich.<br />
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Bittyson Jul 12, 2013 10:24 PM
Just when you thought lawyers couldn't be any more detestable.
 
Sebehk Jul 12, 2013 11:06 PM
Oh GAWD. I hope this gets turned down immediately.
 
JackWebb Jul 12, 2013 11:10 PM
At any other time in history this would be a farce meant for a dystopian novel. It is like suing the maker of a glass for alcoholism.
 
TomMcIn Jul 12, 2013 11:14 PM
Well at least he did not file his case in East Texas.
 
mgpalma Jul 13, 2013 12:05 AM
Whoa! Gave me a heart attack, had to check my calendar...glad it's not April 1st.
 
Paul Huang Jul 13, 2013 12:08 AM
He should have sued his mother and father.
 
iphonerulez Jul 13, 2013 12:21 AM
He must have pulled up the site www.sitonmyfacebook.com by accident.

I still don't understand why he would just sue Apple. All browsers on all platforms allow access to porn sites. That's what makes the internet the wonderful discovery medium that it is. However, the idea of built-in porn filters for Safari doesn't sound like a very bad idea at all. The only problem is that there are already enough haters that don't like the idea of Apple even allowing porn on apps and on iTunes. They claim that Apple is too controlling and too close-minded.
 
MacGeekAz Jul 13, 2013 12:41 AM
Unfortunately, this case will fall flat on its face. There is a porn filter in Users & Groups Account settings under the Web tab in Parental Controls.
 
LenE Jul 13, 2013 12:43 AM
If the goofball pictured on the front page is the plaintiff, well he looks happy.

Any chance this is some bizarre play for a reality show? I mean he's using a click-bait strategy in a lawsuit, and starts off the filing with a plug for his unknown band with a video on YouIdiot.
 
Paulrm Jul 13, 2013 02:12 AM
It's not an "accident" when you type f*ckbook instead of Facebook. Reading this lawsuit will instantly tell you that this man is mentally deranged.
 
coffeetime Jul 13, 2013 08:32 AM
Wow. Unreal. I thought suing McDonald for fatty food case was pretty bad.
 
jdsonice@gmail.com Jul 13, 2013 10:48 AM
Can I sue Apple because my butt itches?
 
Hillbilly Geek Jul 13, 2013 11:15 AM
idjit
 
thinkman Jul 13, 2013 11:20 AM
This guy is a joke! Hmmm...... reminds me of a joke: How do you know when a lawyer is lying? His lips are moving.
 
uhmorphous Jul 13, 2013 11:31 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by LenE (Post 4238429)
If the goofball pictured on the front page is the plaintiff, well he looks happy.

Any chance this is some bizarre play for a reality show? I mean he's using a click-bait strategy in a lawsuit, and starts off the filing with a plug for his unknown band with a video on YouIdiot.
Nah, that's just a stock pic. The plaintiff is 36. And never going to be able to pay down his school debt. Looney frickin' Toons, man.
 
uhmorphous Jul 13, 2013 11:38 AM
 
Charles Martin Jul 13, 2013 12:38 PM
The picture is in fact a mug shot of Mr. Sevier.
 
fmaxwell Jul 13, 2013 01:08 PM
They guy is a lawyer; he f*cks people for money. So why is it a surprise he has a porn addiction?
 
DiabloConQueso Jul 13, 2013 02:03 PM
"It should be noted that Seviers, believed to be 36 years old, is currently disallowed from practicing law himself in the state by order of the Tennessee Supreme Court, which placed his license on "disability inactive status" due to "mental infirmity or illness" in 2011."

I think we have our answer.
 
stevesnj Jul 13, 2013 10:30 PM
I think we have officially found the stupidest person on the planet.
 
cgc Jul 14, 2013 08:10 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Paul Huang (Post 4238426)
He should have sued his mother and father.
He should sue his penis.
 
Truthsayer Jul 14, 2013 09:14 AM
Wanker...
 
And.reg Jul 14, 2013 09:20 AM
Damnit, I was seriously coming into this thread expecting to find said pornography. :\
 
coffeetime Jul 14, 2013 10:41 AM
The judge should order him to get spayed.
 
Makosuke Jul 14, 2013 03:08 PM
This has GOT to be a publicity stunt for the youtube video at the beginning of the filing. I mean, the guy is obviously mentally unstable, but linking to your garage band's video in the second sentence can't be an accident. He's already lost the ability to practice law by being crazy, so it's not like they can censure him any more on that count.
 
zac4mac Jul 14, 2013 08:49 PM
Just listened to a couple of his "bands" songs on youtube. They're not bad, I really liked "Paranoid".

Simple publicity stunt.
Good luck with that.

Oh yeah, he also has legal issues from stalking John Rich, from Big and Rich.
 
jpellino Jul 15, 2013 01:02 AM
Overheard at The Onion: "We quit. We could write for a hundred years and not top this. Effective tomorrow - nothing but cute kitten videos."
 
coffeetime Jul 15, 2013 01:42 AM
"Paranoid" does sound good.
 
jvputten Jul 15, 2013 08:52 AM
Why isn't this legal genius suing the porn industry?
 
Flying Meat Jul 15, 2013 03:44 PM
Just put him on the "Do not sell to:" list. He could sue the US Government, for watching as he surfed porn without stopping him.

This case should go in the circular file.
 
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