Brian Hogan, who found a prototype iPhone 4 in a bar, opens up for his legal troubles on Reddit
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 27, 2013, 2:50 AM
Now Brian Hogan, who found the pre-release iPhone 4 unit, and sold it to Gizmodo to publish, took to Reddit for a Q&A session, spilling some intimate details on how things actually went.
First off, he spent $5000 in total for legal fees, offsetting what the tech blog gave him for the device, and then never got the other $3000 that were promised to him. A misdemeanor misappropriation of lost property was laid on him in the end, and he had to pay a $125 fine share.
Brian Hogan said he didn't return it to the bartender because "I was 21, drunk, and I didn't think about that at the time." Fair enough, and the Reddit thread is still ongoing so you can head over to the source link and read up more on the mystery.
Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011
I don't really get this...So this guy finds a phone that some Apple retard lost at a barand Apple sued him for that? WTF? HOW? Is there even a law for sueing someone who found your phone but chose not to return it? If a person chooses to return a found phone to their owner, it's the owner's blessing, not a law.
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 4:32 AM 3
Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012
I think this falls into the famous court battle of Finders v Seekers. Side note: How F*ed is Gizmodo for not giving the rest of the money that was promised to him. At the very least they should have covered his lawyer bills in case this ever happens again people will feel safe going to them with stories because I guarantee they made a buttload off that one story.
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 5:54 AM 4
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I Don't know how it is in your country, but in Brazil and probably in USA, if you find something, you can't keep it, you have to return to the person who lost it or to the a police station.
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 12:55 PM 0
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PA return the edit button...
posted on Jun 27, 2013, 7:29 AM 0
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