The petty name calling and foul language is getting quite nauseous.
There are a number of actions in the complaint filed by Azari et al.
It is my understanding that the Plaintiffs were not the first to
complain to Meade about their claim that they had improved on the
Ritchey-Chretien design. There are numerous optician designers all
over the world that are angry about Meade's false advertising
tactics. Even Meade's own designer said he would not call it an RC;
he would call it an aplanatic cassegrain.
The suit is about FALSE ADVERTISING. The LX200R is copied from Rutten
& Venrooij published in 1988 (page 83) first edition. It is not a
"new" or "innovative" design. The RCX is a
variation of the Ronald R. Willey, Jr. SCT design (just a different f
ratio) published in the April 1962 issue of Sky & Telescope, pp.
191-193. Innovative? More Advanced? Ritchey-Chretien? Hardly.
One of Meade's dealers settled WITHOUT MONEY and changed their
advertising to be dropped from lawsuit. Even if the lawsuit mentions
damages, it doesn't mean damages will be paid. Just a tactic to get
parties to sit down and reach a compromise.
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