Patrick - truth be told...if this went to the Supreme Court and you tried suing someone for pumping and they had a smart lawyer, they would force a rule 18A summary trial and threaten you with double costs.
You would not have a hope of being able to see this through in a court of law.
Have fun even trying. I know you love arguing, and employing the devil's advocate approach to literally everything - so instead of always just coming back with counter-arguments, put your money where your mouth is for once. Go ahead and try this. You would be attempting to set a new precedent. Good luck! Let us know the results.