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The Newest Kind Of Lawsuit In America.......  
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/search/s_269598.html

A Jeannette woman who was slightly injured after being struck by a train while walking along railroad tracks sued Norfolk Southern Corp. Thursday for failing to warn pedestrians that trains travel on tracks.




..............I'm speechless.



-NWA742

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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

There are few people, I believe, that for the sake of humanity need to be removed from the gene pool.

This person is one of them.


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

It's almost as stupid as the people who lost families in an MD-11 crash (believe it was SwissAir 111), then tried to sue FedEx for operating MD-11's....gotta love the American judicial system.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5712 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

It will be really hard to beat in stupidity contest that guy, who left the steering wheel to make himself a coffee in the back of his caravn while cruising down the freeway. Some people seem to try damn hard.

User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 757 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1670 times:
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Not just the people themselves - though I agree totally with the gene pool remark!! - It's the lawyers who take these cases that encourage it. I read this article a couple days ago when it first hit, and would have been completely amazed, except that that sort of thing is so common here in our "no personal responsibility runaway legal system" society.

We are starting to pay for it more and more, in the types of products, and services, and activities, etc, that are a part of our life. They are dwindling away more and more, because of ridiculous lawsuits like this one!

And people wonder why so many Americans hate lawyers, and hold them in such low regard!!! (Not all lawyers, of course, but it's this element here that causes the whole profession to be heavily disrespected!!)



Those who want to do something will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse.
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

Not just the people themselves - though I agree totally with the gene pool remark!! - It's the lawyers who take these cases that encourage it.

No, those lawyers are definetly a benefit to the gene pool. Why? Because they are smart to take cases like these. Why? Because they know they can exploit the stupid people and put their kids through college on cases like this.


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5395 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

It will be really hard to beat in stupidity contest that guy, who left the steering wheel to make himself a coffee in the back of his caravn while cruising down the freeway. Some people seem to try damn hard.

That's an urban legend, turbolet.



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Ok, can I say "now I've heard everything", and actually make it stick?

I mean...what are the words for such foolishness?

What is really sad is these suits make it into a courtroom.


User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

Ok, can I say "now I've heard everything", and actually make it stick?

Probably not, Falcon. Just wait until we hear about somebody sueing a city for not warning them that cars travel on their roads.



Or has that already happened?



-NWA742


User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2920 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

Well I guess not all people are created equal


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User currently offlineIllini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

It's not just the lawyers that are the problem, but judges that don't throw things like this out of court. While this twit may (should) not win, it will still end up costing the Norfolk-Southern a pretty penny to defend themselves. If we went to a "loser pays" system, I think we'd see a lot fewer of these petty suits.

The other one that really frosted me was the lawsuit that the former governer of Missouri's estate brought against Parker-Hannifan. He was killed in a plane crash, when the attitude gyro failed and his son (who was flying) lost control in the soup and crashed. The investigation found that the vacuum pump was working fine until the impact, but the gyro itself failed. Though he still had a standby electric attitude indicator that was working, along with an HI and TC. Was ruled pilot error.

Parker-Hannifin made the vacuum pump. It worked fine until impact. They were sued anyway and LOST. They no longer manufacture vacuum pumps because of this. Un-freakin believable.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

Maybe Nolfolk Southern should sue her for tresspassing, damage to the train and to the tracks. plus losses due to schedual interuption.


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

Well, I guess she has an argument IF the tracks loocked really, really abandoned and couldn't see or hear the train coming.

When I still lived in Hamburg, I visited two friends who both studied music in Lübeck. We went to a theater which was located at what was formerly a quai. And then there was a railroad track (but no rail bed) between the old quai and some remarkably small parking lots. With a car bigger than a Golf, you would either stand halfway on the road or on the track. So it didn't come as surprise that many cars from non-residents were parked in a way that made it impossible for a train to travel on this very segment of the track.

The surprise came when I left the theater and saw a freight train moving slowly along the track. It was an absolutely bizarre picture, and they must have removed a dozen cars. My friend asked the train driver how much it will be for each car owner. "Well, we had to stop - that will be 500 Marks, plus xxx (forgotten) Marks for each hour we have to wait for the tow truck."
One expensive theater ticket ...



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User currently offlineYu138086 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

I learned that trains use train tracks in pre-Kindergarten. I'm surprised she didnt.
Maybe some lawyer who read about the incident in the paper decided to contact her to coax her into proceeding with a lawsuit. Lawyers make business for themselves even though they know they won't win the frivilous cases they represent. It's just like the anti-viral software companies who create their own viruses just to keep selling "improved" anti-virus programs and preserve their existence. In the end, she'll get nothing while her lawyer walks to the bank. Lawyers... the necessary evil.


User currently offlineNancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/11/11/no.cartwheels.reut/ This one's great too. The kids parents are suing the school because she got suspended after repeatedly ignoring teachers directions to stop doing cartwheels in the school yard. I have a feeling these parents would be the first people to sue if their daughter got hurt too. Of course the headline says that she got suspended for doing cartwheels, when actually it was because she was insubordinate. I hope they pay some lawyer a lot of money to be told that their kid has to follow teacher directions (duh).

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