Russophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1918 times:
"We are suing to get information."
That's like fucking for virginity.
It's a bullshit lawsuit. If, and I mean if, the hotel is found not to have warned their guests (by some miracle they would have had to have known it was coming), this is leaving the door open for a lawsuit for money.
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1892 times:
Quoting L-188 (reply 4): I am surprised the US Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii isn't being sued yet
I think it is. the quote from the article:
"The lawsuit suggests the Thai government and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which operates a Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii, failed to issue the requisite warnings. "
Apart from the obvious stupidity of it, I'd love to know how you'd technically go about making a case that it's their responsibility.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
LHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1884 times:
I would be careful here. I heard that some of the hotel managers actually knew of the tsunami warning before the wave hit, but they chose not to tell the guests for $$$ reasons. If this is not the case, I of course do not agree with the lawsuit, but I think we shouldn't jump to conclusions without knowing everything.
I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
PacificWestern From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1787 times:
What a load of rubbish!!!! This is so, so wrong on so many points. What happened was a tragedy, but where do those fools get their sense of entitlement from!!?!
Hmmm...the last time I went away on vacation it rained a great deal. I spent all that money to sit in the hotel room, and my luggage got wet on the way in from the airport. Why didn't someone warn me about the rain. I wonder who can I sue for compensation.
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8486 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1752 times:
Among the charges leveled against Accor, the owner of the Sofitel hotel chain, was failure to equip its luxury resort and spa in Khao Lak, Thailand with state-of-the-art seismic detection and warning systems, despite its location "in an earthquake and tsunami fault zone."
You've got to be kidding me!. They expect a hotel to provide that sort of equipment? $20 says they aren't willing to pay extra for the trained personell to be on staff 24/7 to monitor the equipment.