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Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:00 am



Well I knew it had to happen and it did......Someone is sueing JJack,CBS,MTV and the NFL for Sundays Super Bowl wardrobe malfuntion......

Read more about it....

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,110630,00.html
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:06 am

a billion dollars and that glorius "class action" lawsuit. While I think what they did was pretty lame, I hope the judge tosses this one out on day one.

FWIW- A caller on a local radio show said that an MTV produced halftime show was kind of like inviting a heavy metal band to play at a senior citizens home...it just doesn't fit.
 
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:25 am

Frivolous lawsuits like this are why tort reform is needed so badly including "loser pays". This way if those bringing the suit lose the case, they pay the court costs for both sides. That would definitely discourage meritless lawsuits.
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:00 am

I wasn't for the stunt Jackson pulled, but for Christ sake, it wasn't on long enough for anyone to get permanant physical or psychological scars over.

I'd countersue this woman for filing a suit without merit, if I were those named in the original one. What a bunch of baloney.

But some idiot judge, egged on by some idiot lawyer, willl get the suit heard. That's the American Way.
 
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:14 am

And by God we make good money at it!
Maybe you all should have been lawyers.
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 6:54 am

As a big Pats fan I taped the game. I went back to review the tape. The camera shot is from so far back when the "malfunction" occurs you have a hard time figuring out what happened. What went out on the CBS feed is no big deal at all, it was no class and totally inappropriate, but damaging, please....
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:09 am

I think people are blowing this out of proportions. :/
Americans should worry more about guns in their home... really... not about some entertainer's boob on tv (which was most likely an accident). I'm sure kids weren't that traumatized.
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:27 am

Oh boy. What an embarassment to our justice system. How could that have hurt anyone?


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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:55 am

I'm glad most of you folks from the other side of the pond look at it the way we do over here. So yes, it didn't fit. Great, what's the deal? There are always things that "dont fit"! People better live with that, like it or not; you can't sue everyone.

Besides that, I can't help but chuckle every time I hear about this great example of American "moralism"...  Big grin
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:34 am

See Alpha, we do agree on some things lol. Yes we've gotten wayy too sue-happy here in America. That's why I say we should have a panel of judges that quickly reviews lawsuits before they bother the actual justice system. WE HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO THAN LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHINE ABOUT JANET'S BOOB OR HOW MCDONALDS MADE THEM FAT!
 
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:41 am

No, actually, law is very good profession to be in...
It pays extremely well for those that have the initiative...myslef included.
It's definitely recession proof...(in fact better in a worsening economy).
There is never an end to clients--corporate or private.
I've never gotten one dime from a company that didn't deserve to pay it.

Why in the world would I find that the least bit embarrassing?????

(btw my previous post was in jest, dimwit--hence the little smiley face)
 
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:46 am

No, actually, law is very good profession to be in...

Sure, if you have no morals, no consience, and don't mind screwing people over who don't deserve it. It's a wonderful profession, then.

I've never gotten one dime from a company that didn't deserve to pay it.

Bullshit. I don't believe that for one second.
 
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:50 am

Sure, if you have no morals, no consience, and don't mind screwing people over who don't deserve it. It's a wonderful profession, then.

I love how you lump every single lawyer out there into the 'ball washing bastards' catagory. I'm willing to bet that there are some out there that take their profession seriously and do it with integrity.

Bullshit. I don't believe that for one second.

I totally agree here though.  Big grin
 
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Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:28 am



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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:38 am

I love how you lump every single lawyer out there into the 'ball washing bastards' catagory. I'm willing to bet that there are some out there that take their profession seriously and do it with integrity.

If you find them, KROC, let me know, because I think they're like a Unicorn-just a myth.  Smile
 
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:46 am

And by God we make good money at it!
Maybe you all should have been lawyers


No, that would hurt the economy too much.

Economic growth was shown to be inversly related to the population of lawyers in a given society. The actual numbers given by Samar K. Datta nd Jeffery B. Nugent in thier paper "Adversarial Activities and Per Capita Income Growth" that was published in in World Development vol 14 #12 in 1986 was that a economic grown reduction of 4.76 to 3.68% for each % of the work force that are lawyers occured.
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:54 am

Well it's about time! How dare they use breasts for something other than selling beer!
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:03 pm

And meanwhile, the rest of the world is organising a class action lawsuit because her tit wasn't exposed for long enough.
 
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 1:50 pm

........another reason to be proud to be from Tennessee..........
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:50 pm

While most of the settlements I have been awarded have been through arbitration...the largest have all been jury awarded.

It is hard to say that these were not deserved if so decided by these groups of individuals. Surely, you have been on a jury before?

Or are you trying to apply that the entire system is flawed.

In which case, please come up with a better one.
 
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:03 pm

Better system

1) Shoot all civil trial lawyers and attorneys
2) Pass a law which would make TV and internet polls legally binding -- ala Kent Brockman's Proposition 304

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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:12 pm

Stunning idea.
And apparently you aren't too bright...which means you may actually benefit from legal counsel at some point....I'll send you my card. You could be an 'instant' winner (note the sarcasm).

Alpha1 banned? Was it something he said???
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 4:05 pm

I hope it wasn't me firing back.

I was offended by his first comment on this thread, which was deleted, but not to the point for calling for a ban.

I didn't even suggest deletion of his post.

While most of the settlements I have been awarded have been through arbitration

Did you ever see "The Client" remember what Travolta said, a trial is a failure of the system.
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:45 pm

These people are just opportunists who want to make a quick buck. I'd expect this case to be thrown out the moment it reaches the courtroom.

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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:20 am

I think the broadcasters must be taught a lesson. The content of general broadcast radio and TV has spiralled out of control.

Its a crapshoot these days to decide whether the show you are sitting down and watching for your family is appropriate for those in attendance.

The very young tend to mimic what they see on TV. The message must be made very clear that it is generally inappropriate to expose your breasts in public.

We live in a world where Bugs Bunny cartoons are still censored while bloody body-dismembering violence is acceptable on the Simpsons at 5PM.

Much Canadian broadcasting has nudity and coarse language. Arguably much more of it and often during prime time. The difference is the context in which it is presented. American programming tends to be of the "shock" variety whereas Canadian programming keeps things in a much more subtle context.

Whatever happens, I hope Janet, her boob and Justin understand how inappropriate their actions were. Of course as far as they ar concerned there is no "bad" publicity, so the only way they learn is through the pocket-book.
 
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:28 am

i wonder what they would have done if this had been the stageshow:


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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:55 am

Zak, although that is quite funny, you better be careful posting that on the forums. There might be an ambulance chaser among us in the background, just waiting to sue you for billions of $$$ in a class action lawsuit for anger, embarrassment, distress and about 2 dozen mental diseases (not forgetting the serious injury), because these forums are not meant to be pornographic in nature, and the images you provided were totally out of the blue. And be careful, because from what I hear, these ambulance chasers prefer for things to go to trial, where a jury will often give them a bigger payout. You can never be too careful.
 
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sun Feb 08, 2004 9:57 am

I love my country, and I am damn proud to be an American. But this is one time that I am embarassed to be in the same citizenship as this asinine moron.

Serious injury?!?!?!? FROM WHAT?????? My God! If you were to see this photage in real time, you had to ask yourself, was that what I think it was?? And this causes "serious injury?!?!?"

This person needs to be taken in the alley and introduced to a 2x4. Than they'll know what a serious injury is!!!  Pissed
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:06 am

Are you all concerned that this person filed suit?
Or, more than likely, jealous that they may actually be awarded some money?
To see the venom in these replies over something so seamingly inconsequential is incredible (and bordlines on the psychotic in the case of one poster who has been banned).

I think as most of you adult members are aware--courts have been very good in throwing out truly frivolous cases--as well as setting aside ridiculous awards. In there own 'imperfect' fashion..the legal arena does try and moderate it's excessive behaviors. If it didn't, much more stringent tort reform laws would have been passed long ago).

And please don't refer me to the stupid Winnebago story et. al.---those of us with half a functioning brain are area that those are all urban myths.

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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:49 pm

I thought it was the best thing I'd ever seen, and I can't imagine why anyone would think such a suit to be a good idea.

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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:55 pm

I love how you lump every single lawyer out there into the 'ball washing bastards' catagory. I'm willing to bet that there are some out there that take their profession seriously and do it with integrity.


I am a court reporter and meet lawyers all the time. Most of them are very nice and decent people. And most of the ones I meet are criminal attorneys. I'm actually considering going back to law school myself.

There are bad seeds in every profession. I have read a transcript that a court reporter did that was atrocious. I've met doctors who are drunks.

As for Janet's boob, I don't think someone should sue over that. But if they win, maybe I'll post my nipple on a message board and someone can sue and split the money with me and I can use it to pay for law school.
 
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:52 pm

It's a class action lawsuit, she'll probably only get $2.76 out of the deal.

"As a direct and proximate result of the broadcast of the acts, [Carlin] and millions of others saw the acts and were caused to suffer outrage, anger, embarrassment and serious injury."

I wanna sue too. Why, I was watching TV, and after I saw that, I suddenly broke my back.  Big grin "OH MY ACHING BACK!.!.!.!"
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sun Feb 08, 2004 8:05 pm

(Surprised nobody has mentioned her new album coming out next week? I mean really, the oops was pre-scripted way before the game).

So let's project...
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Sun Feb 08, 2004 8:36 pm

I was trying not to.

I heard that oddly enough it's release date has been moved up.
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:38 am

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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:54 am

And please don't refer me to the stupid Winnebago story et. al.---those of us with half a functioning brain are area that those are all urban myths.

He's right kids.

http://www.atla.org/homepage/debunk.aspx

But, there are still rediculous lawsuits out there and this one tops them all.
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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Mon Feb 09, 2004 2:18 am



I don't get this. I don't understand it.

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RE: Jacksons BooBs Being Sued

Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:22 pm

I love this one:

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