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Stupid Lawsuits Won
Hard To Believe Details About Stupid Lawsuits Won
Lawsuits are often observed with a lot
of seriousness that a court room demands. But a look at some of these
grievances will make anyone want to sue somebody for fun and easy cash.
How much would you seek in compensation for a broken ankle? One Kathleen Robertson went home a happy woman after being awarded $780,000 by a jury. In her lawsuit, she had sued a furniture store from where a misbehaving child had caused her to trip over resulting to a broken ankle. The most ridiculous point in the whole case was that the misbehaving kid happened to be Kathleen’s son.
In another case, Ms. Cason had knowingly poured a soft drink on the floor of a restaurant after a quarrel with his boyfriend. Minutes later, she slipped on the wet floor and accidentally broke her tail bone. And just like a successful stupid lawsuit would have it, the jury awarded her $113,500 to the amazement of a Philadelphia restaurant.
If argued correctly, even if you were trying to break a law, the same law will protect you and even add some benefits on top of everything as witnessed in the case by Carl Truman. Carl, then nineteen years old was compensated a cool $74,000 plus medical expenses after his neighbor ran over his hand. It all happened when Carl tried to steal his neighbor’s Honda accord hubcaps. He never noticed the presence of someone at the wheel of the car before trying to seal.
Another thief Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was awarded $500,000 courtesy of a malfunctioning door. After a successful robbery story, Terrence got held up in the garage of the house he had robbed since the automatic door had malfunctioned. He was unable to return to the house after the door to the garage closed trapping him behind for a period of eight days. Thanks to a can of Pepsi and a bag of dry dog food that were lying in the garage, he was able to survive. However, the mental anguish that accompanied the whole episode was enough to attract half a million dollars. Thieves seem to be among the greatest beneficiaries favored by stupid lawsuits.
Was the jury justified in awarding Cara Walton of Claymont $12,000 when she sustained injuries trying to avoid a $3.50 cover charge? Well, she successfully sued the owner of the night club where the incident occurred because the accidental fall from the window she was trying to sneak through had cost two of her front teeth.
By looking at the amount of compensation awarded in different cases, I guess there is nothing like stupid cases. If you doubt ask jerry Williams of Arkansas. After repeatedly shooting his neighbor’s dog with a pellet gun, and with the dog still on chain in its compound, it managed a quick revenge by biting his buttocks. The jury decided to award him $14,500 on top of medical expenses.
These and many other successful stupid lawsuits prove there is always someone to blame when need be, and with such cool rewards, who would think such stupid lawsuits could actually be won?
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