Showing posts with label justification. Show all posts
Showing posts with label justification. Show all posts

Monday, 16 February 2009


The USA as we all know is probably the world’s capital for being sued Telegraph

Here are a few examples of “justice”, a Washington lawyer who is suing the dry cleaners who lost his trousers for $65 million (£45m) on the basis of "mental suffering, inconvenience and discomfort"

He obviously wants the shirt off their back.

And the woman who threw her drink at her boyfriend in a Philadelphia restaurant then slipped on the spilt liquid, broke her tailbone and successfully sued for $113,500 (£79,000).

And then there’s the case of Mrs Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma, who sued Winnebago for $1.75 million (£1.21m) after she crashed her motor home at 70mph while making a sandwich.

She argued the firm failed to inform her not to leave the wheel when she set it on cruise control.

Yes, she was in the back making a sandwich while there was no one at the wheel.

How a bout Kara Walton, of Claymont, Delaware who sued the owner of a nightclub for $12,000 (£8,350) because she fell from the bathroom window she was trying to sneak in through, knocking out her two front teeth.

Then there is Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was awarded $14,500 (£10,000) plus medical expenses after being bitten on the bottom by his next door neighbour's beagle. The dog was on a chain and Mr Williams had hopped over a fence and repeatedly shot it with a pellet gun.

Or maybe Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pennsylvania, won $500,000 (£350,000) from the insurance company of a family whose home he burgled when he was trapped inside the garage for eight days.

Perhaps this, Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles, California, won $74,000 (£51,500) plus medical expenses when his neighbour ran over his hand as he tried to to steal his hubcaps.

Even: Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $80,000 (£55,700) plus medical costs against the owners of a store when she tripped over a running toddler and broke her ankle. The toddler was her own son.

The UK is a bit more restrained:

police being sued for playing radio too loud The Performing Rights Society (PRS), is suing Lancashire police because the cops have been playing music too loud in places such as police stations and to phone callers on hold without a proper license.

But if you ring them up about a neighbour playing music too loud you get “we don’t do loud music”

Judge being sued for libel by her mother Constance Briscoe, 51, who was one of the first black women judges in the UK, told a jury how she attempted suicide by drinking bleach after trying unsuccessfully to be taken into care.

She is being sued for libel by her mother, Carmen Briscoe-Mitchell, 74, over allegations of cruelty and neglect contained in her 2006 memoir, Ugly, which has sold more than 400,000 copies in the UK.

Still there can be a good side to this Ant & Dec being sued by US alias YES!

‘The price of Justice is eternal publicity’ Arnold Bennett.


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