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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Travis Hedger, Feb 28, 2002.
I hope Nintendo does not settle out of court, even if the costs would be less than pursuing a trial. It's called integrity. She knows she has no ground to stand on, and is just hoping that Nintendo will pay up to keep her from making a media circus out of this.
This worthless excuse for a woman is the epitome of the flaws evident in the American legal system. She shames her son's name with this lawsuit, and I hope she ends up a little poorer because of it.
Total bullshit! There is no way that dumbass will even get a red cent out of Nintendo.
Just like the idiots who sue tobacco companies after their family member died of smoking related cancer.
...except those idiots actually won. How f'd up is the world?
It's a silly suit and there are many other silly suits in the United States. However, the dangers of smoking are a couple orders of magnitude larger than the threat of Nintendo, and I'm not going to miss much sleep over the tobacco companies losing money.
I can't help but think "Darwin Award" candidate when I read about the Nintendo suit.
I feel sympathy for the lady, but based on the wording of the excerpt, it sounds like this wasn't his first seizure. At that point, I think its more his fault.
Its just like the cigarette smoking thing. When you realize its bad, stop doing it or be held responsible.
don't all Nintendo products come with a booklet that carries, among other things, a warning for people that have suffered seizures due to gameplay... NOT TO play? (Isn't it common sense?)
If so... this person has NO case.
Just imagine the damages if hey played on the Dreamcast...
REZ, Space Channel 5...
Re-iterating what Sean said, It's a known that fact the tobacco companies knew their product was harmful and most importantly, that it was addictive. Not a fair analogy in this case.
This dude (THIRTY years old!!!) had seizures before and his mommy didn't even DO anything about them and still continued to let him play video games for 8 hours a day?! I think she should be arrested and locked away for criminal negligence. Any mentally stable mom would have made their thirty year old son get a frickin' job.
This isn't the place for this but...
Re: the tobacco company subtopic I accidentally started
Yes, the tobacco companies are evil and they lied about their product. Still, we've always known smoking wasn't good for you...as bad as the tobacco companies acted I still blame the user for their own problems. They made a choice.
Even before there was scientific evidence confirming the impact of smoking on the body we knew it was bad.
And yes...I have lost family to tobacco deaths. I blame the individual...not some company.
Back to topic, the mother should have done something before her son died. And if she didn't, the son should have.
Maybe the guy just accidentally killed himself after a few minutes of playing the copy of Superman or Carmageddon 64 he had just payed $60.00 for. It says he was banging his head against a table, right?
Our country is mired in lawsuits. People who file frivilous lawsuits should be responsible for attorney's fees for the defendants.
And regarding the sub-topic of the cigarette issue. I am nearly 40 years old and I have known my entire life that smoking increases the chances of cancer because it is posted on the side of every pack. The Surgeon General began that practice in 1965 the year following the famous report. Give me a break. Even before that people knew cigarettes were harmful but people needed verifiable proof.
Many of the lawsuits participants started smoking after that date. Couldn't they read the side of the pack?
Sorry to rail on but my father died from smoking, he quit once but decided he enjoyed it more than quitting. He told me once that he knew it was unhealthy when he started (that was in 1950).
So blame the cigarette companies and the people who choose to smoke. The former for their greed and the latter for their lack of common sense.
Its hard to have common sense when you're ADDICTED to a substance, thats why they call it an addiction, because you can't stop regardless of what the little angel on your shoulder is telling you.
Back to topic: The Mother should be in jail for neglect and over pampering of her son. Jesus, a 30 year old? Man, I wonder how many dates he went on. "Girls are the Debil!!" (Waterboy).