[SCA-AE] the lawsuit/settlement/etc.
amergina at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 14:09:09 EST 2012
My apologies to Myfanwy and the list for my discourteous reply.
I just wish folks would read up on the case before assuming that the woman received minor injuries that could have been fixed with a cream and that she should have just shut up about it.
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On Feb 8, 2012, at 12:45 PM, Ruth Morrisson <myfanwy at consolidated.net> wrote:
> Greetings from Myfanwy!
> Yeah, stupid me. When I spilled hot coffee on myself trying to pry open the lid
> to put in the creamer and sugar (I was at a drive-through lane, but not driving)
> it didn't *occur* to me to sue Burger King. We just went back to my brother-in-
> law's house (about a 15-20 minute drive) and have his wife to get us some aloe
> from the plant they had in their kitchen....
> Just think. If I *had* sued, not only would I now be juggling checking accounts
> to get the mortgage paid for this month, but maybe also BK would put the stuff
> in *for* drive-through customers before handing out the cups (or have changed
> the types of lids -- of course, this was a long time ago so maybe they have by
> ---- Original message ----
>> Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 10:19:53 -0500
>> From: "Chakalis, Joseph" <jchakalis at admin.rochester.edu>
>> Subject: Re: [SCA-AE] the lawsuit/settlement/etc.
>> To: <discussion at aethelmearc.org>
>> 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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> Lady Myfanwy ferch Rhiannon
> Ruth Morrisson
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