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Well, this is just stupid.

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  1. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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  2. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    Online bullying? If your getting bullied, then get the fuck off the internet!

    Why do people who dont understand how the internet functions try to make laws?

    Tim Couch? Fuck Tim's couch!

    That would be complete waste of taxpayer's money and resources. Not to mention be a huge security concern. This guy has no idea what he's talking about....
     
  3. 93civicracer

    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    Oh my God. What will they think of next? Now days the legal system is almost 95% about money rather than doing what they're supposed to.

    Every time I hear something like this it reminds me of that stupid bitch that sued mcdonalds over hot coffee...
     
  4. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    That cup of mcdonald's coffee was served WAY too high. it was something like 25% hotter than what you get now.

    She didn't sue because they didn't warn her, she sued because the friggin cup was too hot to friggin hold.
     
  5. chestercheeto48

    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    In September 1988, two Akron, Ohio-based carpet layers named Gordon Falker and Gregory Roach were severely burned when a three and a half gallon container of carpet adhesive ignited when the hot water heater it was sitting next to kicked on. Both men felt the warning label on the back of the can was insufficient. Words like “flammable” and “keep away from heat” didn’t prepare them for the explosion. They filed suit against the adhesive manufacturers, Para-Chem. A jury obviously agreed since the men were awarded $8 million for their troubles.


    In 1992, 23-year old Karen Norman accidentally backed her car into Galveston Bay after a night of drinking. Norman couldn’t operate her seat belt and drowned. Her passenger managed to disengage herself and make it to shore. Norman ’s parents sued Honda for making a seat belt their drunken daughter (her blood alcohol level was .17 – nearly twice the legal limit) couldn’t open underwater. A jury found Honda seventy-five percent responsible for Karen’s death and awarded the Norman family $65 million. An appeals court threw out the case.


    In May 2003, Stephen Joseph of San Francisco sued Kraft foods for putting trans-fat in their Oreo cookies. Joseph wanted an injunction to order Kraft to stop selling Oreos to children. Once the media caught wind of Joseph’s lawsuit, the media blitz became too much for him to handle. He decided to drop the suit.


    In 1997, Larry Harris of Illinois broke into a bar owned by Jessie Ingram. Ingram, the victim of several break-ins, had recently set a trap around his windows to deter potential burglars. Harris, 37, who was under the influence of both alcohol and drugs, must have missed the warning sign prominently displayed in the window. He set off the trap as he entered the window, electrocuting himself. The police refused to file murder charges. Harris’s family saw it differently, however, and filed a civil suit against Ingram. A jury originally awarded the Harris family $150,000. Later, the award was reduced to $75,000 when it was decided Harris should share at least half of the blame.


    In 1991, Richard Harris sued Anheiser-Busch for $10,000 for false advertising. Harris (no relation to the above-mentioned burglar) claimed to suffer from emotional distress in addition to mental and physical injury. Why? Because when he drank beer, he didn’t have any luck with the ladies, as promised in the TV ads. Harris also didn’t like that he got sick sometimes after he drank. The case was thrown out of court.


    In 1998, Kellogg sued Exxon because customers might confuse the gas station’s “whimsical tiger logo” with Kellogg’s mascot, “Tony the Tiger.” It didn’t matter, of course, that Exxon had already been using this logo for 30 years. A federal court tossed the suit. Kellogg appealed the case claiming the Exxon tiger walks and acts just like Kellogg’s “Tony.”


    In 2003, Richard Schick sued his former employer, the Illinois Department of Public Aid. Schick sought $5 million plus $166,700 in back pay for sexual and disability discrimination. In fact, Shick was so stressed by this discrimination that he robbed a convenience store with a shotgun. A jury felt his pain and awarded him the money he was seeking. The decision was then reversed. Unfortunately, the $303,830 he was still awarded isn’t doing him much good during the ten years he’s serving for armed robbery.


    In 1995, Robert Lee Brock, a Virginia prison inmate, decided to take a new approach to the legal system. After filing a number of unsuccessful lawsuits against the prison system, Brock sued himself. He claimed his civil rights and religious beliefs were violated when he allowed himself to get drunk. After all, it was inebriation that created his cycle of committing crimes and being incarcerated. He demanded $5 million from himself. However, since he didn’t earn an income behind bars, he felt the state should pay. Needless to say, the case was thrown out.


    In 1996, Florida physical therapist Paul Shimkonis sued his local nudie bar claiming whiplash from a lap dancer’s large breasts. Shimkonis felt he suffered physical harm and mental anguish from the breasts, which he claimed felt like “cement blocks” hitting him. Shimkonis sought justice in the amount of $15,000, which was denied.
     
  6. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Um... her lawsuit was legit. They brewed their coffee 190-200 degrees rather than the standard (i believe it's around) 120-130 degrees. 120-130 degrees won't give you 3rd degree burns.

    She was suing for her medical bills only, the jury awarded her the extra damages.

    Her lawsuit was legit, 100%, why? Because McDonalds had been repeatedly warned to lower the temperature of their coffee during brewing previous to the suit being filed. They didn't.
     
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    MadMaXXX Mad Man

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    This is clearly ridiculous.Everyone knows that in order to score ladies with beer you have have them drink it, instead of yourself.
     
  8. nootrac22

    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    a good summary of what is wrong with this country. people who file frivilous lawsuits should have to pay court costs and an extra X% for tieing up the courts.


    BTW the mcdonalds lawsuit = bs. coffee is hot, it will hurt/burn when spilt on human skin, don't want to get burnt don't spill it. was the coffee too hot, sure, but why should the person who sold it to you be responsible for you being a bumbling oaff.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Did you not read what I wrote? McDonalds was REPEATEDLY warned, and told to brew their coffee at the standard temperature, and they repeatedly ignored the warnings.

    They brewed it so hot so that people wouldn't sit around all day drinking their coffee.

    Everybody will make mistakes, I've spilled coffee and soda on myself, I'm willing to bet everyone here has spilled something on themselves. You can't fault a woman for spilling something, however I can fault a company for not doing as they're told and continuing to break the rules that are set for safety.
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    it's called capitolisim. If you don't like the way they make coffee, don't buy it there. If enough people don't purchase it, the company will have to take a look at what they are doing wrong, and fix the problem.
     
  11. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    It's a tort actually. Simply defined as Gross Negligence. Sure they were doing it, but they didn't take any precautions for the customer, and therefore she shouldn't have suffered.
     
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