Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The East Way To Get Rich Quick By Using Your Lack Of Common Sense And Decency!

In today's world, if something happens to you or a loved one, don’t grieve simply use it as a way to get rich. Part of life is living on the edge and assuming the risk. It’s all about money... everyone is looking for a way to get millions, regardless of circumstances…encouraged by poor lawyers who get 30%. We have so many lawyers now, suing is the only way to make any money. People are encouraged to sue, so it has now become a routine. And the sat part about these frivolous lawsuits is that most big companies probably settle them and give the plaintiff somewhere between $10K to $100K to make it go away. So, let's read about some good ones...

In Houston, Texas, a lawsuit against a state lawmaker claims he forcibly kissed a woman at a holiday party and demands he be tested for sexually transmitted diseases. Krysynthia Rido sued state district court, saying they fear AIDS and other diseases because Rido was exposed to Democratic state Rep. Borris Miles' "unwanted bodily fluids." She wants the court to order Miles to undergo blood tests for sexually transmitted diseases. The suit also accuses Miles of assault and battery and asks for compensatory and punitive damages. The complaint states that Miles entered a hotel ballroom without an invitation, confronted guests, displayed a pistol and forcibly kissed another man's wife and contends that Miles acted in a "depraved, unconscionable and reckless manner, leaving in his wake shame, embarrassment and mental trauma."

Wiggle when you jiggle. A Manhattan judge has thrown out $1 million suit against New York University by a former student who claimed he broke his hip at a Jell-O wrestling dorm party. Avram Wisnia was a junior at NYU in 2004 when he and his dorm mates organized a party called "Beach Bash." While horsing around a kiddie pool filled with gelatin, Wisnia was pushed and shattered his hip. Wisnia's 2005 lawsuit blamed NYU for allowing the event and for having the school's food service provide the gelatin. But Manhattan Justice Carol Robinson Edmead ruled that Wisnia knew what he was doing. This case broke the mold but in the end justice was served sweetly.

And now the people react. In Denver, people upset over a man who sued a 7-year-old boy over a ski collision have subjected him and his wife to "an electronic tar and feathering," their lawyer said. David Pfahler and Marlene Ambrogio left their Allentown, Pa., home for the holidays because angry people tied up their phone lines with repeated, automated calls since news reports of the lawsuit. "People are really angry about this, and they should be," Susan Swimm said. The childs father, Robb Swimm, said that he saw the crash and that Scott was skiing slowly and in control. "Scott just kind of tapped his ski boots," he said. The suit claims Pfahler suffered a torn shoulder tendon and seeks compensation for physical therapy, vacation time, nursing and medical services provided by Pfahler's wife, and other expenses. It estimates the couple's losses at more than $75,000. Vacation time? Who in the world sues a child? It just boggles my mind.

And now, here's a couple of quick ones I think you'll all love...

Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded $780,000 by a jury 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.

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.

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 had caused him undue mental anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of $500,000.

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.

Isn't life grand? Money for nothin'! Here's an interesting fact. Did you realize that lawyers were once “illegal” in Virginia. People were so disgusted with them, they banned lawyers. We ought to look at that statute again. Maybe, with enough stupid lawsuits, we’ll be force to wrap the whole world in rubber and put a warning label on everything. Or maybe we could make stupid people assume the full risk for the stupid things they do. Yeah, right!