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Attorney Michael Roche Interview – Suing Panini America Over Redemption Cards

Ryan talks with Michael Roche, one of the attorneys representing Kevin Brashear in a class action lawsuit filed against Panini America. 

Michael is not only a lawyer, but a card collector and knows the pain redemption cards cause the hobby.

We talk about a broad range of issues surrounding redemptions including:

The facts of the Brashear v. Panini America class action suit and how it came to be.
How can other collectors help or get involved?
Why only sue Panini?
Do ALL redemption cards violate law?
Do dealers/distributors who sell product with expired redemption cards have any legal exposure?
+Much More+

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Contact Michael Roche - he wants to hear from card collectors!
Phone: 504-723-0748
Email: mroche@rochecompanyllc.com

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Read more about the case:

MBC Law Firm Blog - Lawfirm post
Collector Files Class Action Suit Over Redemption Cards - Sports Collectors Daily
Panini Lawsuit - Blowout Forums Discussion
Read Full Complaint - Sports Card Radio

Here are the cards from Panini I'm waiting on:

2012 Panini Contenders - [Base] - Rookie Ticket Variation - Stephen Hill /200 - Redeemed 1/29/2014
2012-13 Panini Immaculate Collection -  Chinese Red - Viacheslav Kravtsov /25 - Redeemed 3/26/2014

Brashear v. Panini America Inc Redemption Card Lawsuit

Kevin Brashear has had enough. He popped Panini America with a civil lawsuit in January over failure to produce redemption cards in a timely manner. 

It is a beautiful thing to see: Panini America Inc, a lawsuit has been filed against you. 

Here is the full complaint against Panini

Brashear filed a putative class action against Panini, noting that hundreds of potential collectors are impacted by redemption cards.  

In court documents Brashear says he stopped collecting because he realized he would never receive the redemption (cards) at dispute.’

Panini's Better Business Bureau rating of 'F' is provided, along with Brashear alleging it's 'nearly impossible to contact Panini through any means, including telephone, emails, posts, etc.' 

A 2012 civil lawsuit against Upper Deck is citied where a Michigan man took Upper Deck to court over redemption cards that were not fulfilled and won a $1,329 judgment.

Here is the summons Panini got slapped with.

Stay tuned for case updates!

Lower Level Sports Cards Store Interview

Ryan talks with Mike, owner of Lower Level Sports Cards and Collectibles of Winnipeg, Canada.

Lower Level Cards on Facebook

Lower Level Cards on Twitter

Topics include:
What's Winnipeg like?
How did Mike get started in the business.
What % of his business is Hockey.
The type of advertising strategies that have worked for him.
Popular and hot products.
Thoughts on Upper Deck, ePack, exclusive licensing and much more!

Sports Card Show

Upper Deck President Jason Masherah & Sr Manager of Customer Experience Chris Carlin.

Ryan talks to Upper Deck President Jason Masherah & Sr Manager of Customer Experience Chris Carlin about the new exclusive NHL and NHLPA deal. 

Many topics are touched on from licensing to ePack. 

Sports Card Show

R-Rated #43: @NasCardRadio Interview

Ryan talks to one of the preeminent experts on Nascar trading cards @NasCardRadio.

We hit on some of the history of racing cards to his thoughts on the current license holder Panini. 

17 year old driver Hailie Deegan is discussed. 

Val gives insight into the PSA Set Registry and the annual PSA lunch at the National Sports Collectors Convention. 

Visit Val's website: Racing Card Info & NasCardRadio

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