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Leonard v. Pepsico
Citation:88 F. Supp. 2d 116 (1999)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Pepsico (defendant) ran an ad for its promotional campaign, “Pepsi Stuff,” in which customers could collect “Pepsi points” to redeem merchandise. In the ad, a teenager is shown landing a Harrier Jet, which was said to require seven million points. The available merchandise and terms of the promotional campaign could be found in a Catalog, which did not include a Harrier Jet. Leonard (plaintiff) saw the ad and followed the steps in the Catalog to collect seven million points and then sent in an Order Form and a letter requesting the Harrier Jet. The defendant rejected the submission, stating that only items in the catalog or on the order form could be redeemed. Through counsel, the plaintiff demanded that the defendant provide the jet. The matter went to court and the defendant moved for summary judgment.
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