Monday, December 20, 2004

Do you know the Law ?

Good morning Lebanon!!!

Well, following the article I previously published concerning my problems with the "Bank", they called me to say they were closing my account and threatened to sue me if I don't remove the article. Not knowing my legal rights, I thought it was wiser to remove it for the time being. The thing is, I don't know the law, whether they are allowed to sue me for telling facts, or whether they can win such a case.
Whether they are also allowed to close my account is not a problem for me since I would have closed it myself anyway.
Nevertheless, if you happen to be a lawyer, I would love to hear your opinion.

I don't consider myself a troublemaker, I just hate to see people taking advantage of us. When somebody advertises something, they should be legally liable toward fulfilling what they promote in their advertisements.

To summarize, I think that most of us Lebanese don't know our legal rights.
One's rights aren't things that other entities are allowed to violate.
There is a lot to be done in order to protect consumer rights in Lebanon.
Maybe we can create a young and dynamic consumer rights organization?
I'll be waiting for your comments...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am shocked that the "bank" would close your account and threaten to sue if you did not remove your article.
Here in America, you would have the right to scream your dilemma off the roof tops if you so pleased.
I am also surprised that they did not try to do everything in there power to resolve this problem and KEEP you as a satisfied customer. They really have alot to learn about public relations!
As far as the law in Lebanon, I cannot help you ....but it would be interesting to find out how Lebanese law would deal with this. Keep us posted.
Good Luck!

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