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2003 stella awards are in :)

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  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    It's once again time to review the winners of the annual Stella
    awards. The Stella's are named after 81 year old Stella Liebeck who
    spilled coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonalds. That case
    inspired the Stella Awards for the most frivolous successful lawsuits in
    the United States.

    > Unfortunately the most recent lawsuit implicating McDonalds,the
    teens who allege that eating at McDonalds has made them fat, was filed
    after the 2002 award voting was closed. This suit will top the 2002
    awards list without question.
    > 5 th place (3 tied)

    > Kathleen Robertson of Austin Texas was awarded $780,000 by a jury of
    her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was
    running inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were
    understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving
    toddler was Ms Robertson's son.
    >
    > 19 year old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical
    expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr.
    Truman apparently did not notice there was someone at the wheel of the
    car when he was trying to steal the hubcaps.
    >
    > Terrence Dickson of Bristol Pennsylvania was leaving a house he
    had just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get
    the garage door to go up since the automatic door opener was
    malfunctioning. He could not reenter the house because the door
    connecting the house and garage locked when he pulled it shut. The
    family were on vacation and Mr. Dickson found himself locked in the
    garage for 8 days. He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he found and a large
    bag of dry dog food. He sued the houseowner's insurance claiming the
    situation caused him undue mental anguish. The Jury agreed to the tune
    of $500,000

    > 4th place.
    > Jerry Williams of Little Rock Arkansas was awarded $14,500 and
    medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door
    neighbor's Beagle dog. The Beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced
    yard. The award was less than sought because the jury felt the dog might
    have been a little provoked at the time as Mr. Williams who had climbed
    over the fence into the yard was shooting it repeatedly with a pellet
    gun.

    > >> 3rd place.
    > A Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson of
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania $113,500 after she slipped on a soft drink and
    broke her coccyx (tailbone). The beverage was on the floor because
    Ms.Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an
    argument.

    > 2nd place.
    > Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware sued the owner of a night
    club in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window to the
    floor and knocked out two of her front teeth. This occurred whilst Ms.
    Walton was trying to sneak out of the window in the Ladies Room to avoid
    paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000 and dental
    expenses.

    > 1st Place.
    > This year's runaway winner was Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma
    City, Oklahoma. Mr. Grazinski purchased a brand new Winnebago motor
    home. On his trip home from a football game, having driven onto the
    freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers
    seat to go into the back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not
    surprisingly, the RV left the freeway, crashed and overturned.
    Mr.Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising him that in the owner's
    manual that he could not actually do his. The jury awarded him
    $1,750,000 plus a new Winnebago Motor Home. The company actually changed
    their manuals on the basis of this suit just in case there were any
    other complete morons buying their recreation vehicles.
    >
     
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    mwvnos Senior Member

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    lmao....i hate people who sue others for things that are their onw fault....and th morons on the jury to give it to them....what a bunch of shit lol
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    this is why i love this country..
     
  5. K2e2vin

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    this is one reason i hate the law system.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    still funny as hell even if it's fake.
     
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    not fake, ive herd of these b4
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    May god have mercy on the soul of whoever tries to sew me for something this stupid... I'll get my money back, some how.
     
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    the last one was on the urban mith show and was proven false
     
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    saw the show not too long ago
     
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