Yet Another Stupid Lawsuit

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  1. Tony Whalen

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    Un-friggin-believable...

    Couple suing Wal-Mart for broken grocery bag...

    What makes this even more idiotic is that in addition to suing Wal-Mart because she dropped a MAYO JAR on her foot, her husband is suing for an equal amount.


    [​IMG] Because she hurt her FOOT?

    Where the hell does this stupidity end? [​IMG]
     
  2. Mike Broadman

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    I need to figure out who I can sue for "loss of consortium."
     
  3. James St

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    Give me an FN break.( no pun intended) Maybe I should sue Jordans Funiture for selling me the end table that I keep stubbing my toe on.


    This is just aweful that our country has come to this.
     
  5. Julian Reville

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    Why bother? After shyster , I mean, lawyer fees, even if she wins, there will hardly be enough left to buy beer & cigarettes, much less a new pickup and a big screen TV.

    Maybe that's why hubby is sueing as well. Personally, I just would have made the suit for $10,000,000 and dropped those canned goods on my foot until it was black & blue.

    The education system in this country is not doing it's job , allowing poor people like this to leave school while still ignorant of basic economic and litigation skills.
     
  6. SteveA

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    The sad part is she will probably win, or more likely, Wal-Mart will pay a settlement without admitting fault so the woman will go away.
     
  7. Tony Whalen

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    Bah...why take personal responsibility for your actions when you can sue someone for fun and profit?



    You and me both Mike! [​IMG] That's why I didn't quote that section!

    That reminds me... I think I need to file a suit against my landscaping contractors. I mean, I tripped on a rock! I could have been killed! Those bastards! I figure 100,000 for pain and suffering should do it...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Malcolm R

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    Oh man! I slipped and fell on a patch of ice at a gas station the other day. Filing a lawsuit never even crossed my mind. What's wrong with me!?

    Oh yeah, it's winter in Vermont, there's ice everywhere, and I should have paid closer attention to where I was walking. Personal responsibility for one's own actions. Imagine that.

    My knee still hurts, though. [​IMG]
     
  9. Tommy G

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    There goes the $5.99 bin. It's going to go up now to $7.99 to make up the cost.
     
  10. Brett_H

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    I don't like Wal-Mart, but for once I'd enjoy seeing them extend their muscle on these tools. Let the case go to court and bleed these people dry. Couldn't cost WM too much, and it might deter like minded tools from filing these suits in the future... these types of suits will never go away as long as every numbnuts out there knows that all they have to do is sue and Mr. BigCorp will settle the case rather than go to trial.

    -Brett.
     
  11. Todd Hochard

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    You think all the TV watching, he could at least get the quote right. I mean, sheesh...

    I see... dumb people.
     
  12. Brian Lawrence

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    I agree that the lawsuit is insane.

    But I really do wish stores would use slightly stronger plastic bags.





    [​IMG]

    3 computers and a lifetime of free internet huh? Sounds like they are hard at work to shed those pounds [​IMG]
     
  13. Magnus T

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    Personally, without getting to political here, I think many of these lawsuits wouldn't have happened if the companies weren't so eager to settle out of court. They should say "no settlement", take it to court and remember that there is no such thing as bad publicity.

    Maybe I'm stating the obvious... [​IMG]
     
  14. Joseph DeMartino

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    The problem is that "taking it to court" is often far more costly than paying someone to go away - which is what these morons count on. Every so often it does make sense to make an example of someone, and highly publicized suits like this are a good example. Also courts sometimes exercise the common sense these plaintiffs so sadly lack and dismiss the suits out of hand as frivolous and a waste of court's time. I think that would be a better solution to this sort of things - judges with guts and appellate courts with the sense to let their decisions stand.

    I love how it is the cable company's fault for not turning off the service. I suppose those TVs didn't have "on/off" switches, or plugs that could be disconnected, and all of them were embedded in concrete so they couldn't be sold or given away. And the TV made the children lazy. It isn't that lazy children prefer to watch TV. (What the hell's wrong with Daddy - he couldn't shut the thing off and make the kids go for a walk?)

    *sigh*

    Regards,

    Joe
     
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    yeah, and since the lady's husband is suing even though he wasnt hurt at all, i want a part of your landscaping lawsuit. i may as well sue the htf too, after all, they MADE me read this post. also, everyone who reads this post, consider yourself sued.

    CJ
     
  16. Chu Gai

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    Wait till her boyfriend sues too!
     
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    I can maybe understand if she just sued for medical charges to fix up all the injuries if they were really that bad, but anything beyond that is just wrong.
     
  18. Tony Whalen

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    Hey! I'm counter-suing you for making me read that. Emotional trauma!!

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  19. wally

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    Wal-Mart guy must be a foot fetishist [​IMG]

    I know this is a stupid thing to do in this case, but, I assume he wasn’t paying Charter during those 4 years. How did he get 4 years of free cable???

    Those guys shut you off if you’re 4 hours late with payment. Wonder if he ever got any PPV?

    I think the cable guy is threatening a small claims action so he is most likely representing himself, but the plaintiff’s attorney in the Wal-Mart action should be disbarred for bringing this kind of dung.
     
  20. BrettB

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    So.... the handle tore and the bottom of the bag gave way at the exact same time. At which point each and every one of the seven items in the bag managed to find the right ankle, foot and toes of the plaintiff.

    This must be the most unlucky woman alive. [​IMG]
     

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