|Forum topic by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 02-05-2012 06:01 PM||1290 views||0 times favorited||26 replies|
02-05-2012 06:01 PM
Easy way to make money. What’s wrong with people today? Stupid juries!
Here are the Stellas for this past year— SEVENTH PLACE
Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a Toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The store owners Were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running Toddler was her own son
Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles , California won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda
Scratch some more…
Terrence Dickson, of Bristol , Pennsylvania , who was leaving a house he had just burgled via the garage.
Double hand scratching after this one..
Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, garnered 4th place in the Stella’s when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the bum by his next door neighbor’s Beagle – even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner’s fenced yard. Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the bite because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun.
Pick a new spot to scratch, you’re getting a bald spot..
Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink was on the floor: Ms Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument. What happened to people being responsible for their own actions?
Only two more so ease up on the scratching…
Kara Walton, of Claymont , Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city because she fell from the toilet window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms Walton was trying to sneak through the window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000…. Plus dental expenses.
Here is the winner!
This year’s First Place Stella Award winner was:
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