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Old 10-21-2005, 01:16 PM
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I need help Amex is going to sue.

I'm not sure whats hurts the most the guys bill or his chaffed willy.


Amex Sues CEO Over $241,000 Topless Bill
Oct 21 12:37 PM US/Eastern
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By SAMUEL MAULL
Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK

American Express is suing the CEO of a communications company for payment of $241,000 worth of disputed credit card charges at a Manhattan topless club.

American Express says in papers filed in state court that Savvis Inc. chief executive officer Robert A. McCormick was in the club Scores in October 2003 with at least three other men.

After McCormick got the $241,000 corporate credit card bill, Savvis called American Express and complained that some of the charges were fraudulent, the lawsuit says. The communications company said its chief disputed all but about $20,000, according to the lawsuit.

"We firmly believe that Mr. McCormick was the victim of fraud," said Deena Williamson, Savvis's deputy general counsel. She declined to comment further.

Lonnie Hanover, a Scores spokesman, said he had not talked to all of the employees involved with McCormick and could not say what the CEO purchased.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday against McCormick and Savvis is at least the third in the past two years involving contested credit card charges at Scores. One patron sued the club after he got a $28,000 bill and another disputed $129,000 in charges.

After a lawsuit last year, Hanover said that "high rollers" visiting Scores' "super elite Presidents' Club" spend thousands of dollars on single bottles of champagne and tip strippers as much as $10,000 for lap dances and for spending time with them.

The district attorney's office has said it is investigating alleged overcharging at Scores.

Hanover said that each time a patron spends $10,000, Scores calls the customer's credit card company to get the charges approved. Scores even fingerprints the customer and requires him to get on the telephone with a credit card representative, he said.

"We got authorization for all of the charges," Hanover said of McCormick's visit. "We followed proper procedures and documentation, and we were paid."

Court papers say American Express asked McCormick several times to provide in writing his basis for calling the charges fraudulent. McCormick failed to respond, and when he was billed again he once again objected to the charges, the lawsuit says.

American Express says McCormick finally responded in writing in September 2004, reiterating that some charges on the Scores bill were bogus, the lawsuit says.

Scores has been paid in full, American Express's court papers say, while neither Savvis nor McCormick has paid any of the charges. Failure to pay is a violation of the American Express corporate credit card agreement, court papers say.

An American Express spokeswoman, Judy Tenzer, said she had no comment.

Copyright 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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After a lawsuit last year, Hanover said that "high rollers" visiting Scores' "super elite Presidents' Club" spend thousands of dollars on single bottles of champagne and tip strippers as much as $10,000 for lap dances and for spending time with them

And I have been complaining about $20 dances in Jackson
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:28 PM
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After a lawsuit last year, Hanover said that "high rollers" visiting Scores' "super elite Presidents' Club" spend thousands of dollars on single bottles of champagne and tip strippers as much as $10,000 for lap dances and for spending time with them

And I have been complaining about $20 dances in Jackson

A $10,000 lap dance that's insane I hope the cow and the milk comes with that.
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:44 PM
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A $10,000 lap dance that's insane I hope the cow and the milk comes with that.
There would definately need to be some milking
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Sorry, but I see nothing even remotely alluring about strip club lap dances. Rather, I see nothing alluring about any sort of sexual gratification that I have to pay for. Say what you will about the inherent costs of wives and girlfriends, but I'll take them over strip club bimbos anyday. That said, I would love to see the caliber of woman who commands $10K a pop. Jeez...
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:54 PM
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I hope AMEX gives him the screwing he so badly deserves for being that stupid.
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Sounds like a total moron....hell he could have bought a serious amount of tail for that ammount....and thats assuming he was too big a loser and to ugly to get women the old fashoned way.......
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Sounds like a total moron....hell he could have bought a serious amount of tail for that ammount....and thats assuming he was too big a loser and to ugly to get women the old fashoned way.......
At the bar picking up drunk chicks?
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At the bar picking up drunk chicks?
He would have saved over $200K if he did that......drucnk chicks were the cheapest...

Hell , he could have paid for some high class call girls and at least gotten laid...
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Happened to a buddy of mine at the Gold Club in Atlanta, (IIRC) he ran up a pretty big bill, by his account 3-4k, they brought him a bill for about 20k. He asked if they were out of their dmn mind, they brought him into the back room and made it clear he should sign. He's thinking "hey, I've got a platinum AMEX, no big deal, I'll dispute" signs the bill and goes.

Amex was trying to hold his feet to the fire. I wrote a couple letters and was researching who to sue when the feds raided the Gold Club for a bunch of gangster type stuff including several allegations of what happened to my bud.

Amex backed off at that point.
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Happened to a buddy of mine at the Gold Club in Atlanta, (IIRC) he ran up a pretty big bill, by his account 3-4k, they brought him a bill for about 20k. He asked if they were out of their dmn mind, they brought him into the back room and made it clear he should sign. He's thinking "hey, I've got a platinum AMEX, no big deal, I'll dispute" signs the bill and goes.

Amex was trying to hold his feet to the fire. I wrote a couple letters and was researching who to sue when the feds raided the Gold Club for a bunch of gangster type stuff including several allegations of what happened to my bud.

Amex backed off at that point.
I've heard similar stories on more than one occasion and I have to think that Amex is somehow involved. Whenever I make an out of character purchase with my amex plat IE online thats one card that I'll never use online they will call to verify charges. I know they do it for almost everyone I've known that uses Amex.
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As if having the case plastered all over town isn't bad enough.

"Judge, we had lapdances but we did not touch."

It's almost as bad as "But I did not inhale."
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Old 10-21-2005, 05:58 PM
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After a lawsuit last year, Hanover said that "high rollers" visiting Scores' "super elite Presidents' Club" spend thousands of dollars on single bottles of champagne and tip strippers as much as $10,000 for lap dances and for spending time with them

And I have been complaining about $20 dances in Jackson

"Babes" on the Hinds County side of the river?
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