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and you thought hot coffee law suit was crazy

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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Annual Stella Awards

* SEVENTH PLACE *

Kathleen Robertson of Austin , Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably

surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son.

Start scratching!

* SIXTH PLACE *

Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles , California won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.

Scratch some more...

* FIFTH PLACE *

Terrence Dickson, of Bristol , Pennsylvania , who was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut.

Forced to sit for eight, count 'em, EIGHT days and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's insurance company claiming undue mental anguish. Amazingly, the jury

said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish. We should all have this kind of anguish.



Keep scratching.

Annual Stella Allistons Embroidery Awards-Screenprinting

* FOURTH PLACE *

Jerry Williams, of Little Rock , Arkansas , garnered 4th Place in the Stella's when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had

climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun.

Pick a new spot to scratch, you're getting a bald spot..

* THIRD PLACE *

Amber Carson of Lancaster , Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink

was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument. What ever happened to people being responsible for their own actions?

Only two more so ease up on the scratching...

*SECOND PLACE*

Kara Walton, of Claymont , Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000....oh, yeah, plus dental expenses. Go figure.

Ok. Here we go!! Drum roll ...

* FIRST PLACE *

This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , who purchased new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owners manual that she couldn't actually leave the driver's seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury

awarded her, are you sitting down? $1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.

If you think the court system is out of control and America has lost ALL common sense, be sure to share this one!!!

by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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TexanMomOf6
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM
1 mom liked this
These juries need to be told that the money they are awarding people come from the insurance companies and will cause their insurance to go up. Plus the businesses that get sued and lose will recoup the money by increasing the costs of their goods and/or services. MAYBE that would cause them to stop being so generous and sympathetic to the "victim".
ditsyjo
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:38 PM

 

maybe... but I wouldn't garentee it..


 

Quoting TexanMomOf6:

These juries need to be told that the money they are awarding people come from the insurance companies and will cause their insurance to go up. Plus the businesses that get sued and lose will recoup the money by increasing the costs of their goods and/or services. MAYBE that would cause them to stop being so generous and sympathetic to the "victim".


 

ashthecat
by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:38 PM
Thank you. This post made lol.
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singlemom1208
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM
Wow! Me and my coworker are cracking up!!
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MsRkg
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM
1 mom liked this
I have hard time accepting this as real, but then I see how dumb people are and I can believe it lol.
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ditsyjo
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM

 

you're welcome

Quoting ashthecat:

Thank you. This post made lol.


 

ditsyjo
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:42 PM

 

never verified whether it is reall or not... I do know it has been floating around for a couple of years... I got it again today and just had to share.

Quoting MsRkg:

I have hard time accepting this as real, but then I see how dumb people are and I can believe it lol.


 

angevil53
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:43 PM
Oh wow i hope they have to pay taxes on that shit.
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BlsdWithTwOKids
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Wow LOL


keyawin
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:44 PM

WOW!

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