Leonard saw the spot, hired business advisers and lawyers and decided to take legal action.”. Iran Releases Video Of Firing Missile At Mock U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier, Taliban Shot down Afghan Air Force Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk Helicopter In Helmand, “Top Gun: Maverick” Movie Release Date Delayed To July 2, 2021, U.S. Air Force F-15s Intercepted Iranian Airliner Flying Near U.S. Base In Syrian Airspace, Syrian Army Troops Captured U.S. military Black Hornet Nano Spy Drone, Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 Fighter Jet Shoots Down Two Iranian Drones Above Yemen, USS Bonhomme Richard On Fire At Naval Base San Diego After An Explosion, 21 Injured, Turkey Tests Russia’s S-400 Missile System To Track Fifth-generation American Fighters Jets, Venezuelan Air Force Claims To Shot Down Unidentified U.S. Aircraft That Violated Country’s Airspace, Amid India-China Border Tensions U.S. Launches Large-scale Military Exercises In South China Sea, When U.S. Air Force Got Caught Trying To Sneak F-117s Stealth Fighter Through Austrian Airspace, The Man Who Sued Pepsi For Not Giving Him A Harrier Fighter Jet - Newzy. The three boys gaze in awe at an object rushing overhead, as the military march builds to a crescendo. In place of labels, consumers could buy Pepsi points for ten cents each. The boy in the middle is intent on his Pepsi Stuff Catalog, while the boys on either side are each drinking Pepsi. 1999), aff'd 210 F.3d 88 (2d Cir.  The White House stated that the Harrier Jet would not be sold to civilians without "demilitarization" which, in the case of the Harrier, would have included stripping it of its ability to land and take off vertically. Tags 7000000 Pepsi Points Harrier Fighter Jet Drink Pepsi Get Stuff Harrier Fighter Jet harrier jump jet John Leonard Pepsi, “Goldhaube” radar plotting – flight paths from Friday October 18, 2002, 3: 03-3: 10 p.m. …, Pingback: The Man Who Sued Pepsi For Not Giving Him A Harrier Fighter Jet - Newzy, Your email address will not be published. Leonard noticed some fine print. The case was originally brought in Florida, but eventually heard in New York. The Harrier jet in the Pepsi commercial is fanciful and is simply included to create a humorous and entertaining ad. The commercial for the campaign also stated that a Harrier Jet … pour l'expédition et la manutention) à l'adresse requise et ont attendu. The teenager opens the cockpit of the fighter and can be seen, helmetless, holding a Pepsi. The commercial for the campaign also stated that a Harrier Jet would be given for 7 million points. “Tens of millions of Americans, and people around the world, saw the spot, got the joke and laughed,” said John Harris of Pepsi-Cola. The plaintiff did not collect 7,000,000 Pepsi Points through the purchase of Pepsi products, but instead sent a certified check for $700,008.50 as permitted by the contest rules. The court, presided over by Judge Kimba Wood, rejected Leonard's claims and denied recovery on several grounds, including: In justifying its conclusion that the commercial was "evidently done in jest" and that "The notion of traveling to school in a Harrier Jet is an exaggerated adolescent fantasy," the court made several observations regarding the nature and content of the commercial, including: In light of the Harrier Jet's well-documented function in attacking and destroying surface and air targets, armed reconnaissance and air interdiction, and offensive and defensive anti-aircraft warfare, depiction of such a jet as a way to get to school in the morning is clearly not serious even if, as plaintiff contends, the jet is capable of being acquired 'in a form that eliminates [its] potential for military use. A few seconds later, the following appears in more stylized script: "Drink Pepsi—Get Stuff." , Pepsi continued to air the commercial, but it updated the cost of the Harrier Jet to 700 million Pepsi Points and added a clarifying "Just Kidding" disclaimer. The court described the relevant portion of the televised commercial as follows: The claim alleged both breach of contract and fraud. The jet, though, never came. The defendant, Pepsi, moved for summary judgment pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 56.