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    The Court system proves why the human race is doomed:
    --
    HUMOR MILL NEWS: THE SAD BUT TRUE SIDE OF THE NEWS

    Posted By: Nine_Of_Eleven
    Date: Sunday, 15 August 2004, 5:24 p.m.

    I received this by way of my correspondent in the Great Sacramento
    Valley... thanks once again to Liz...

    Stella Awards

    Once again, it's time to review the winners of the Annual Stella
    Awards. The Stella's are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who
    spilled coffee on herself &successfully sued McDonalds. That case
    inspired the Stella Awards for the most frivolous successful lawsuits
    inthe United States.

    6th place

    19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles, California, won $74,000
    &medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda
    Accord. Mr. Truman apparently did not notice there was someone at the
    wheel of the car when he was trying to steal the hubcaps.

    5th place

    Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was leaving a house he
    had just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get
    the garage door to go up since the automatic door opener was
    malfunctioning. He could not reenter the house because the door
    connecting the house &garage locked when he pulled it shut. The family
    were on vacation &Mr. Dickson found himself locked in the garage for 8
    days. He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he found &a large bag of dry dog
    food. He sued the house owners insurance claiming the situation caused
    him undue mental anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of $500,000.

    4th place

    Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas, was awarded $14,500 &
    medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door
    neighbor's Beagle dog. The Beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced
    yard. The award was less than sought because the jury felt the dog
    might have been a little provoked at the time, as Mr. Williams who had
    climbed over the fence into the yard, was shooting it repeatedly with a
    pellet gun.

    3rd place

    A Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson of
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania, $113,500, after she slipped on a soft drink &
    broke her coccyx (tailbone). The beverage was on the floor because Ms.
    Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an
    argument.

    2nd place

    Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware, sued the owner of a night club
    in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window to the
    floor &knocked out two of her front teeth. This occurred whilst Ms.
    Walton was trying to crawl through the window in the ladies room to
    avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000 & dental
    expenses.

    1st place

    This year's runaway winner was Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma
    City, Oklahoma. Mr. Grazinski purchased a brand new Winnebago Motor
    Home. On his trip home from an OU football game, having driven onto the
    freeway,
    he set the cruise control at 70 mph &calmly left the
    drivers seat to go into the back &make himself a cup of coffee. Not
    surprisingly, the RV left the freeway, crashed & then overturned. Mr
    Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising him, by reading the
    owner's manual, that he actually could not do this. The jury awarded
    him $1,750,000 plus a new Winnebago Motor Home. The company actually
    changed their manuals on the basis of this suit just in case there
    were any other complete morons buying their recreation vehicles.

    Resistance is Undone,

    Nine of Eleven

    http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin...cgi?read=54087


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    unfortunately, everything listed there is fake:

    http://www.snopes.com/legal/lawsuits.asp

    "Mad Scientist" <alice@in.wonderland> wrote in message
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    And how would you know this 'brilliant' assessment? Do tell?

    Algomeysa2 wrote:


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    I provided the link.

    http://www.snopes.com/legal/lawsuits.asp

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    Well even if some of them are fake, still doesn't change how stupid they
    sound and as the link says there are many cases which prove real and
    equally 'silly'.

    Algomeysa2 wrote:



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    The point is, all of the ones in your post are fake. That's why they
    "sound stupid". Because they...aren't....real.

    You could learn a lot from that snopes.com website.

    It's an excellent source for debunking internet passarounds.

    Also, once you learn to recognize the pattern of urban folklore, you might
    not be so inclined to believe every damn thing you read on the internet.
    Apollo16 "UFOs" which are actually the EVA camera, etc.

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    Lighten up, the post was intended for humour; (Do I hear the sound of
    german NAZI whipping you like a dog in the background?)

    Algomeysa2 wrote:



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    No, you're hearing the wind whistling as it goes in your one ear and out the
    other...

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    Get some help for your mental anquish sociopath before you hurt yourself.

    Algomeysa2 wrote:



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    it's spelled "anguish."

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