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Fw: Rewarding Bad Behavior....
>Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 17:47:16 -0700Most of the country has heard of the Darwin Awards given annually to
> > > > There is something definitely wrong with the system..
> > > >
> > > > > THE STELLA AWARDS
the individuals who do the most for mankind by removing themselves from
the gene pool. Now, we have the Stella Awards given to the individuals
who win the most frivolous lawsuits ever. The Stella Awards are named
in honor of 81-year-old Stella Liebeck, the woman who won $2.9 million
for spilling a cup of McDonald's coffee on herself.
> > > > > >1. January 2000: Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded
> > > > The following are candidates for the award.
> > > > >
$780,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle, tripping over
a toddler who was running amuck inside a furniture store. The owners of
the store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering
that the misbehaving little fellow was Ms. Robertson's son.
> > > > >2. June 1998: 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.
> > > > >3. October 1998: Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pa.,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, because the automatic door opener was
malfunctioning. He couldn't reenter the house because the door
connecting the house and garage locked when he pulled it shut. The
family wason vacation. Mr. Dickson found himself locked in the garage
for 8 days. He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he found in the garage and
a large bag of dry dog food. Mr. Dickson sued the homeowner's insurance
claiming the situation caused him undue mental anguish. The jury agreed
to the tune of a half million dollars.
> > > > >4. October 1999: 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 dog was on a chain in its owner's
fenced-in yard at the time. Mr. Williams was also in the fenced-in
yard. The award was less than sought because the jury felt the dog may
have been provoked by Mr. Williams who, at the time, was repeatedly
shooting it with a pellet gun.
> > > > >5. December 1997: A Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber
Carson of Lancaster, Pa., $113,500 after she slipped on a soft drink
and broke her coccyx. The beverage was on the floor because Ms. Carson
threw it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.
> > > > >6. December 1997: Kara Walton of Clamont, DE.,successfully sued the
owner of a night club when she fell from the bathroom window to the
floor and knocked out her 2 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
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