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Woman sues zoo over splashing dolphins?

OH MY GOODNESS what a joke ..people will sue over anything anymore.

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A woman is suing a Chicago-area zoo for a 2008 fall near a dolphin exhibit, accusing zookeepers of encouraging the mammals to splash water and then failing to protect spectators from wet surfaces, local media reported on Thursday.

In her suit filed earlier this week, Allecyn Edwards said she was injured while walking near an exhibit at Brookfield Zoo, where a group of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins were performing, media said.

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Asked by tnmomofive at 12:57 AM on Aug. 22, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:58 AM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • So she is suing because she slipped and fell, not because the dolphins splashed her. I misread that at first. :)
    I think that if you are going anywhere near dolphins and water you should know enough to watch your step. However, common sense is not common.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 AM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • Christ on toast. I love how people expect to be paid for being stupid. Hmm, next to a dolphin exhibit. Floor is wet. I need to be careful.

    I fell! It's not my fault - I would have magically been fine had there been signs posted. I hope this woman has to pay the aquarium's atty fees.

    Answer by LiliM at 1:10 AM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • Learn to walk, and this wouldn't happen.

    Answer by Seven07 at 1:20 AM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • I agree that I hope that she has to pay the zoo's attorney fees. What an ass!

    Answer by jackiec7707 at 1:25 AM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • What a jerk and a role model for her kids.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:38 AM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • Gee, I wish I could retroactively sue for every time I fell/slipped/tripped and injured myself at work or on vacation since I was a kid, I'd be RICH!!! LOL

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:31 AM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • D E A T H of C O M M O N S E N S E!

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:48 AM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • I've been to this exhibit and know they have non-skid painted on the ground around the tanks. So how in the world could you slip unless you are trying to. My goodness, she will probably claim she is indigent and the judge wont make her pay the attorneys fees. Then they raise the price for everyone else to cover their bottom line.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:58 AM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • hmmmm dolphins.....dolphins live in water.....dolphins splash water......water makes things wet....wet things are slippery......walking on wet things could make you fall.......hhhmmmm this woman is just plain stupid...
    was she the one holding the door open for everyone else when God was handing out brains?????? IJS

    Answer by justgrape723 at 8:15 AM on Aug. 22, 2009

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