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Moviegoer Sues AMC Over Crazy Snack Prices

Seeks refunds for those who've been overcharged
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2012 2:10 PM CST

(Newser) – After paying almost three times the drugstore price for a Coke and candy, a Michigan man has had it: He's suing his local AMC cinema in an attempt to lower snack prices statewide. "He got tired of being taken advantage of," Joshua Thompson's lawyer tells the Detroit Free Press. "It's hard to justify prices that are three and four times higher than anywhere else."

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Thompson paid $8 for a Coke and pack of Goobers, compared to $2.73 at a local drugstore. The suit says AMC is violating the Michigan Consumer Protection Act with absurdly high prices. Thompson hopes to win refunds for overcharged customers as well as a civil penalty for AMC. But consumer lawyers predict the case will be dropped. "The lawsuit won't go anywhere," says one. (Read more AMC stories.)

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