[THIN] Re: OT: Friday Humor The Stella Awards

Calm down guys.  It's a hoax.

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/onlyinamerica.htm



On Fri, 2003-03-21 at 14:53, Nail, Larry wrote:
> Judges who let cases like this into their courts are the problem.  What gets
> me even more is that the jury of peers that sat on these cases let these
> folks have gotten away with NOT being responsible for their OWN actions.
> 
> Its stuff like this that makes me want to put a 15 foot steel wall up around
> my property to keep everyone out... If they climb or dig under the wall,
> I'll knock them out drag them into my house, and shoot them because I'm
> defending my home.  You can do that in Texas... At least I could yesterday.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: brian.hill@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:brian.hill@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 1:44 PM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> 
> This is one of the core problems with our country and society today.  How
> can this possibly be?  It gripes me to no end to hear about such frivilous
> lawsuits even make it to trial.
> 
> Brian
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Kenzig [mailto:jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 11:15 AM
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; brainstem@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] OT: Friday Humor The Stella Awards
> 
> 
> 
> It's time once again 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 and successfully sued McDonalds. That case inspired the Stella
> awards for the most frivolous successful lawsuits in the United States.
> Unfortunately the most recent lawsuit implicating McDonalds, the teens who
> allege that eating at McDonalds has made them fat, was filed after the 2002
> award voting was closed. This suit will top the 2003 list without question.
> 
> Here are this year's winners:
> 
> 5th Place(tie): Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded $780,000 by
> a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was
> running inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were
> understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving little
> toddler was Ms. Robertson's son.
> 
> 5th Place(tie): A 19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and
> medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord.
> Mr. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the
> car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps. 5th Place(tie):
> 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
> couldn't re enter the house because the door connecting the house and garage
> locked when he pulled it shut. The family was on vacation, and Mr.Dickson
> found himself locked in the garage for eight days. He subsisted on a case of
> Pepsi he found, and a large bag of dry dog food. He sued the homeowner's
> 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 and
> medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door
> neighbor's beagle. 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
> just a little provoked at the time by Mr. Williams who had climbed over the
> fence into the yard and 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 and
> 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, successfully sued the owner of
> a night club in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window to
> the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. This occurred while Ms.
> Walton was trying to sneak through the window in the ladies room to avoid
> paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000 and dental expenses.
> 
> 1st Place: This year's run away winner was Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma
> City, Oklahoma. Mr. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor
> home. On his first trip home, (from an OU football game), having driven onto
> the freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers
> seat to go into the back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly,
> the R.V. left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski sued
> Winnebago for not advising him in the owner's manual that he couldn't
> actually do this. The jury awarded him $1,750,000 plus a new motorhome. 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.
> 
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