[SCA-AE] the lawsuit/settlement/etc.
rani23 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 10:56:30 EST 2012
Actually, there was a great deal more to the case than what is portrayed by most of the media. Please check out Liebeck vs. McDonalds.
I saw the "Hot Coffee" documentary that discussed this (and other torte reform topics) in detail. Admittedly, the film makers have an agenda; however, it was eye-opening on what actually happened.
Ps - I know, I know, kinda off topic...
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On Feb 8, 2012, at 10:19 AM, "Chakalis, Joseph" <jchakalis at admin.rochester.edu> wrote:
> Some awards just amaze you. You wonder if the jury was high. Like the
> woman who spilled coffee on herself and won a million dollars when she
> sued the restaurant. They should require anyone who wins such an award
> and the jury that gave it to wear "stupid" signs for the rest of their
> -----Original Message-----
> Greetings from Myfanwy!
> People sue for all sorts of reasons. A number of years ago, there was a
> 5K race
> a few miles from where I grew up. One of the runners got a "runner's
> high" and
> collapsed. The local (volunteer) ambulance crew rushed him to the
> hospital in
> that town, but the guy didn't make it.
> The runner's widow *sued* both the ambulance company and the hospital
> neglience, in that they weren't able to keep him alive (in spite of
> valiant efforts
> by both). And won....
> My mom got an earful from our doctor (who was either on the staff of, or
> privileges at, the hospital), who was completely appalled that the
> lawsuit was
> successful. According to what my mom said, the doctor was of the
> opinion that
> it was effectively a suicide, in that the guy "ran himself to death".
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