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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by jeffie7, May 27, 2007.

  1. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    A Florida family has been slapped with a $1 million lawsuit from an attorney who claims their family dog chomped on his nipple at a dog park, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

    William R. Cohen told the Sun-Sentinel that he was viciously attacked by a two-year-old Jack Russell terrier at the Boca Raton dog park on March 31. Cohen is now suing the dog's owners, Steven and Michelle Bushouse, along with Steven's father James.
    The couple had adopted the dog, whom they named "Taz," a week before.

    The Bushouses claim that Cohen scooped Taz up to break a doggie fight and got nipped by the [territorial terrier]. [​IMG]

    "He was kind of like: "Ow. That kind of hurt,'" Steven Bushouse told the Sun-Sentinel.

    Cohen is suing for medical treatment, loss of income and for general damages for pain, suffering, physical disfigurement and "loss of sexual comfort and desire."
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    And we wonder why the justice system sucks in this country.
     
  3. VTECin5th

    VTECin5th Administrator

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    Man, I just had to go to Jury Duty for a lawsuit that was equally as stupid.

    A 23 year old guy rolled his car after drinking, and was suing General Motors because while his Blazer was rolling the door opened, he fell out and got hurt. He was suing for faulty door hinges and latches.
     
  4. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Judges should be able to simple deny things like this. And when a claim such as this is dismissed, the party that brought the claim should be kicked in the balls or vagina so that they remember the discomfort that such an action can bring.
     
  5. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    A lawsuit is fine. That guy, not knowing the dog probably went to the emergency room where the doc cleaned up a puncture, gave him a heavy dose of antibiotics, and sent him on his way.

    So the guy IS out an emergency room visit and a shot ($400ish) And, being that he had to take time out of his life to take care of that, and a little pain.. That should bring the total for everything to about $2000. If a dog bit my nipple and the owner said "Here, heres $2000." I'd be cool with it.

    But if I were on a jury and someone asked for a million for that, I'd be tossed out of the court for fits of extreme laughter.
     
  6. SHOGUNOVDDRK

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    yeah i would be happy if someone waved 2000 bucks at me if there dog bit my nipple....

    (shots are covered by medicare here in australia) so it would be pure profit....^_^

    i must agree though if i was in a courthouse with a case like this id be thrown out for fits of laughter
     
  7. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Exactly why would you put yourself in the middle of a dog fight in the first place?

    Darwin is awaiting his arrival... it won't be too long.
     
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    my dad is being sued right now by the people who hit and killed my dog with their car last summer. Yes thats right they hit my dog and killed him and are now trying to sue us for the damages he caused to their old piece of shit car. Yet the fuckin assholes didnt even have the decency to stop when they hit him...someone else came along and brought him the vet whose name was on his collar from his vaccine number tag.
     
  9. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    My friend hit a cat in his RSX like a year ago. He stopped, but the cat just scurried away. Then he noticed all the damage to his bumper, haha.
     
  10. SHOGUNOVDDRK

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    heyyy ive got cats.....

    and when gado is humping away at his twin brother (yes gado is gay) ive gotta try pull his sorry dick off his brother ass....

    i should videotape it sometime aye :eek:
     
  11. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Yeah I know. I was stupid enough to do that when I was like 10-11. I have two teeth mark on my left wrist from where our cat sunk them in.

    But an adult? He's an idiot.
     
  12. jeffie7

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    If they got a police report written up at the time of the killing then (depending on your state) they could easily have a case.

    Maryland has a leash law, any pet that is not fenced in BY LAW has to have a leash on, If the dog is running around with out a leash the owners are responsible if that dog does anything from biting a kid, digging up someones yard, to running out into the street and doing damage to a car.

    It's screwed up the guy never went to you guys telling you hey your dog chased my car and went under one of the tires. either way if the state has a leash law chances are you'll be at fault.
     
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    lol does 17 count as an adult :mellow:

    but yeah i agree cats get a kick....just not as hard but more swifly then the dog
     
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    I read this on a website dedicated to stupid people.

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - A woman is suing the pharmacy that sold her a popular contraceptive jelly - because she ate the stuff on toast and got pregnant anyway.
    And, incredibly, many legal experts are saying she's got an excellent chance of collecting!
    "The woman is a complete idiot," said one attorney who asked that we not use his name. "How bright can you be if you think eating a vaginal gel will prevent conception?
    "But certain aspects of the case involve truth in labeling and false advertising issues. She may not collect but she'll make a lot of noise and trouble. People are down on lawyers anyway. They think we waste time and money on frivolous lawsuits. This isn't going to help our public relations any."
    A spokesman for the unnamed mom-and-pop drugstore says he's shocked and angry that such a case could ever be taken seriously. "All she has to do is open the box and read the directions," says the spokesman. "Next thing you know someone will come after us because they couldn't stick things together with their toothpaste.
    "I can just imagine some moron saying: 'It's paste, isn't it? Why can't I glue these papers onto my bulletin board?'"
    But attorneys for Mrs. Chyton say she was swindled and lied to by implication and they intend to make the pharmacy pay $500,000 for the hardship the woman will have to endure.
    "It says right on it 'jelly,'" says Mrs. Chyton, a former model who was once a cheerleader for a popular professional basketball team.
    "And they kept it on the shelf just two aisles from the food section. I know, now, that the directions say it should be used vaginally with a condom.
    "But who has time to sit around reading directions these days - especially when you're sexually aroused?
    "The company should call it something else and the pharmacy shouldn't sell it without telling each and every customer who buys it that eating it won't prevent you from getting pregnant."
    As bizarre as it sounds, the pharmacy could wind up losing the lawsuit.
    "It's hard for businesses to avoid troublesome lawsuits," said another attorney.
    "With the courts bending over backwards to please consumer groups, the temper of the times is perfect for these crackpots to bring legal action against businesses - even a moronic legal action like this."
     
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    Being that he's not talking about America maybe he's not such a dumbass after all?
     
  16. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Heh, I think of lawsuits like this everytime I see a soccer-mom rolling up behind me at an intersection a little too fast. Rear ended? Neck injury = $$$$.
     
  17. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Only against individuals,a million dollar lawsuit to GM is barely a blip on the radar, and cost get past off to consumers, so no lose for them.
     
  18. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    You might want to change GM to Toyota or Honda... because yeah... GM isn't doing so hot anymore.
     
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