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 - (UPDATED: Amended Complaint from 4/8/2019)
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!
Update: Panini America's: Motion to dismiss - 3/9/2019
Update: Response to Panini's Motion to Dismiss - 3/23/2019
Update: Denied Motion to Dismiss - 4/9/2019
Update: Lawyers provide an update to the case. Sadly, Mr Roche was a guest on the Sports Card Radio program. 3/17/2020