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Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:57 am

Well this was an intresting article I just found on Sky News, 2 Girls were sued because they baked cookies and gave them to several people in their 'hood.

I mean come on making them pay over $900 in damages for being nice what the hell is the world coming to?

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-13296330,00.html

I just can't believe that this actually went to court and still went against them, its almost as bad as that guy suing AA because he fell over in Rome having flown with them!

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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:03 am

What a joke. Wonder who the old bag was that sued them?

And that judge - here, I use the term lightly - is out of his mind . . . .

And people wonder why young folk are screwed up these days . . .  Yeah sure

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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:05 am

WTF!!! What is the world coming to? Christ, they drag you in court for being noisy, now they are taking you to the cleaners for being nice. What is wrong with people nowadays? The world have definately gone mad!
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707CMF
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:12 am

They should feel lucky. The old f*ck could have sued them for nut poisoning...

I will not make any further comment your 'honor'

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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:24 am

What a joke. Wonder who the old bag was that sued them? The old bag was most likly someone who couldn't handle the girls cooking food better then them.
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:44 am

Pathetic, talk about a publicity stunt for the old hag that sued them!!
 
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:48 am

This is the worst that America has to offer. It's too bad the old hag didn't actually have a heart attack and spare these poor girls the hassle. These people make me sick.  Angry

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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:04 am

thats just stupid they probably needed the dough get it the dough.
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:26 am

I blame George Dubya Bush
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:52 am

HOLY CRAP THIS HAPPENED IN DURANGO?!!!!

Yeah I haven't heard anything about this from any of the local sources, not from Campus radio or otherwise, and not seen anything about it in the papers. Personally I thought everyone in this town had a level head about them, guess not.
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:29 am

>>" It's too bad the old hag didn't actually have a heart attack and spare these poor girls the hassle"<<

As stupid beyond words this old lady was, THAT was not necessary. I imagine you are used to saying things like that.  Smile
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:16 pm

That's all that was discussed on KOA today... Several callers said they're going to do several knock and runs on the lady's door this week.  Smile Anyway, you'd think that this is the actions of an "old hag", but the woman is actually 43. The radio station today started a collection to give $900 to the family. They raised it all by the end of the show. I think the whole motivation behind of this has also been $$$. This woman saw an opportunity, knows how the court systems are today, and tried to take them for as much as she could.

Between this and the dumb-ass CU Professor people are probably starting to think that Coloradians are freally -'ed up...

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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:36 pm

I wish that woman a life of poverty. Let her enjoy her money while she can.
 
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:41 pm

>>"I wish that woman a life of poverty. Let her enjoy her money while she can."<<

Dude...shit happens, why wish ill?  Confused
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:44 pm

Utterly ridiculous. How can the lady possibly have proved that she suffered emotion distress? And while small claims court is the bush leagues as far as judges are concerned, still...
 
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 1:28 pm

"Between this and the dumb-ass CU Professor people are probably starting to think that Coloradians are freally -'ed up..."

Starting to think....?  Smile
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 2:24 pm

Judge Doug Walker said he did not think the girls had acted maliciously but told them 10.30pm was late at night for them to be out.

Wow sounds like I remember my dad LOL they are 18 years old!!
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:22 pm

The lady did this: "She went to hospital the next day thinking she had suffered a heart attack."....NEXT day? If she was that concerned, she should have called 911 right then!
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:17 pm

IMO the judge did the right thing.

The 2 girls repeatedly banged on the door and didnt answer to the womans call of "whos there", to her it could have been anyone banging on the door 10pm at night.
If you knock on someones door and they ask who it is any "normal" person would have said what they wanted or who it was, instead these 2 girls didnt answer and went away, the woman could be suffering from Anxiety or panic attacks, a woman on her own having her door banged 10pm at night not knowing who it is.
Also what are the girls doing going around selling cookies, its illegal as they dont say what the "product" contains..what if someones allergic to nuts or something, they could have been sued or been brought for manslaughter charges if the person died, despite wether they were being nice or not.
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:38 pm

Planespotterx: Fortunately, you're the minority here . . . . and you should re-read the story . . . they weren't selling cookies . . . let me share a small quote from the article for you . . . . by leaving her home-baked cookies. . . . they were just being nice. . . read the article again.

Ya know, the lady could have called 911 . . . let the cops come . . . since "I are 1" and if I'd shown up at the door, seen the cookies, I'd have laughed my ass off.

The judge, well he's in need of a sanity check himself. First of all, telling these legal adults where they ought to be at 10:30pm is bull. Second, even finding that the case had merit to even get on the docket is amazing! It should have been tossed without a hearing.

IMHO - it's all about "can I sue these people and get some $$$$". Welcome to the American Legal Systemm.

Hell, I'd be the least bit surprised if the lady saw this she'd sue me for slander . . . . . . laughable.

Shheeeeez . . . .

Bet that's the last time she get her driveway shoveled . . .
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:43 pm

How come noone bakes me cookies in my hood?
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:45 pm

How come noone bakes me cookies in my hood?

Maybe they do, you just gotta get the sheep away from your door!

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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:50 pm

ANCFlyer: Damnit, i knew there was something i was forgetting! Thanks again for the welcome.
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:51 pm

yea my bad ANCFlyer, but still doesnt explain why they just knocked and ran off, even if it was a surprise.
As for the judge telling them where they should be at 10.30pm, well thats about as silly as the whole argument over the incident in the first place.
But still, you cant do/say anything without offending someone these days, you cant even have a genuine "accident" these days without someone sueing for tripping over a pavement or walking into a tree, this world deserve a Darwin award in itself.
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:54 pm

That's absolutely pathetic...  Wow!
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:54 pm

LMAO!!! Big grin

I think I will quit my job and move abroad and start earning money by sueing people  Laugh out loud
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:55 pm

what if someones allergic to nuts or something, they could have been sued or been brought for manslaughter charges if the person died

What bullshit! if you put something in your mouth without knowing what's in it....tough!
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:01 pm

Planespotterx: this world deserve a Darwin award in itself.

Point taken my friend . . . and good point it is . . .

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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:03 pm

yea my bad ANCFlyer, but still doesnt explain why they just knocked and ran off, even if it was a surprise.

People do things like that. I once saw one of our neighbors bring our trash can in on trash pick-up day after it was emptied and she walked up our driveway and placed it against the house where it normally goes. Just a small act of charity from someone out on a walk.

What happened to those girls is about as silly as it would've been if I had called the cops on her for trespassing on our property.
 
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:06 pm

Pathetic, if you're going to sue someone go to McDonalds and spill some coffee on yourself, don't pray on the friendly neighbors!
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:23 pm

Oh... my... God.

A drive-by cookieing. Those little trollops should fry.  Wow!
 
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:11 pm

Amusing......When will stuff like that happen out here.
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:41 pm

When will stuff like that happen out here.

Mel hope not...it might get worse  Smile

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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:41 pm

22:30 late for 18-year-olds ... that's about the time we left home when I was 16 or so...
 
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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:46 pm

My Danish Ex girlfriend at the time when I was 17, told me that since good girls have to be at home a 22.00, they´ll have to be in bed at 18.00... Wink/being sarcastic Big grin

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RE: Girls Sued For Being Good Neighbours

Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:40 pm

This has got to be one of the most asinine things I have ever heard of in my life. The Judge should be fined for a moronic judgement!!  Pissed

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&e=8&u=/nm/odd_cookies_dc

And I though Durango was a beautiful place to live. What kind of message is being sent to these girls and teenagers alike?!?! i am just flabbergasted by this.

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