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2013-12-18 08:28:20 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2525031/Actress-Tippi-Hedren- w ins-1-5M-lawsuit-WATER-fell-head-rehearsal.html

There's the real link. Guess they're hungry enough to cannibalize Daily Mail articles now.

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2013-12-18 08:51:46 AM
I'm sure the doctors who performed the cervical fusion surgery on her just did it for funsies.
 
2013-12-18 09:00:16 AM

Pocket Ninja: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2525031/Actress-Tippi-Hedren- w ins-1-5M-lawsuit-WATER-fell-head-rehearsal.html

There's the real link. Guess they're hungry enough to cannibalize Daily Mail articles now.

Opposing Views: When The Consumerist is Just Too Highbrow


*shakes tiny fist*

You are taking my thunder, Mr. Ninja!
 
2013-12-18 09:18:35 AM

Pocket Ninja: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2525031/Actress-Tippi-Hedren- w ins-1-5M-lawsuit-WATER-fell-head-rehearsal.html

There's the real link. Guess they're hungry enough to cannibalize Daily Mail articles now.

Opposing Views: When The Consumerist is Just Too Highbrow



I wouldn't call the Daily Fail "real".
 
2013-12-18 09:19:10 AM
A gallon of water is pretty heavy, especially at (32ft/second)2
 
2013-12-18 09:19:23 AM
A gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds. I could see an 83-year-old being physically affected by that dropping on her head.
 
2013-12-18 09:20:05 AM
It says "The Birds" was released in 1983...
 
2013-12-18 09:22:48 AM

brimed03: A gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds. I could see an 83-year-old being physically affected by that dropping on her head.


It wasn't in a container.  I thought that too until the end of the article:

"Ironically, the incident that resulted in her being drenched and subsequent headaches may have been caused by a bird's nest that blocked air conditioning from circulating and caused water to accumulate "
 
2013-12-18 09:24:08 AM
Hedren has long suffered from severe and persistent headaches. In 2006, shortly before taking the role inFashion House, she underwent spinal fusion surgery. The operation came as a tremendous relief. She testified it was a miracle, and once free of headaches, she was cleared to play the non-action role of a woman dying of cancer in the show.

But after she was struck on the head by water while rehearsing a scene at Stu Segall Studios in San Diego, the headaches returned. She tried various remedies including chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, medications, Botox injections and nerve block injections, but the headaches persisted.


Sounds legit.

Also:

It's speculated that the water had accumulated under the soundstage's plywood roof because a bird's nest was blocking a condensation tube in the air conditioning system.

Segall?
 
2013-12-18 09:24:18 AM
How high did the water fall from? If it is coherent and not poured/droplets it can do a lot of damage. See below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5EuuHR9yiQ
 
2013-12-18 09:24:49 AM

astouffer: It says "The Birds" was released in 1983...



We must be living in 2033 then.......
 
2013-12-18 09:25:05 AM
Fark greenlights parasitic Opposing Views retread of Daily Fail article.

Please, make it stop.
 
2013-12-18 09:25:09 AM

TNel: brimed03: A gallon of water weighs 8.3 pounds. I could see an 83-year-old being physically affected by that dropping on her head.

It wasn't in a container.  I thought that too until the end of the article:

"Ironically, the incident that resulted in her being drenched and subsequent headaches may have been caused by a bird's nest that blocked air conditioning from circulating and caused water to accumulate "


Container or no, the water didn't drip on her...if it came all at once, that's like a light bowling ball on her head, even if the water did disperse after hitting her...
 
2013-12-18 09:25:13 AM
Loud_Mouth_Soup:

I wouldn't call the Daily Fail "real".

Relative to "Opposing Views"?  Sure it is.
 
2013-12-18 09:27:05 AM
Well, she should have known better than to say "water". I mean...what did she expect?

/I don't know
//*slime falls from ceiling*
 
2013-12-18 09:30:18 AM
A gallon of water falling on your head could definitely mess up your neck.  Depending on the stiffness of the container, might knock your ass clean out and dent your noggin.
 
2013-12-18 09:31:31 AM
The "articles" lack the detail necessary for accurate Farknalysis.

Let's assume however, based on the *cough* details in the article, that the water cascaded on her head.
There is no mention of a falling container.
Air conditioner condensate is generally tepid to warm.
Let's say, for argument, that teh water fell from 20ft above.

It's still just a got dam shower.

The mention of cervical fusion is not related to this incident but a corrective action to relieve previous nerve compression.
Cervical nerve compression generally doesn't cause headaches. It causes sympathetic muscular involvement.

Add the last variable....she's an actress.

I smell bullshiat all day long.
 
2013-12-18 09:35:17 AM
So wait... if I read this correctly... she sued her employer for damages.. her lawyer royally screwed up the paperwork and lost her the case... so she turned around and  sued the lawyer, and won the 1.5 million judgement..  from her lawyer.  Not the people who dropped water on her head.

This... is way more epic than the OP implied with his shiatty headline.
 
2013-12-18 09:36:48 AM
Hedren was pretty but she was no Grace Kelly.

i.imgur.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-18 09:38:06 AM
This is a malpractice lawsuit against her lawyer. While she has to show some evidence of a legitimate case, the "at fault" party has no incentive to deny liability. They already won.

So I imagine the legal conversation could go like...

Wet Girl: My lawyer messed up my $1.5 million case against Drip, Inc.

Lawyer: I deny messing up her case, Drip was totally innocent, she walked right under that leak and didn't deserve a penny. Back me up, Drip.

Drip: Sorry about that, Wet Girl. Major screwup. Won't happen again. Is the deposition over yet?
 
2013-12-18 09:38:08 AM
The first case of bird flu?
 
2013-12-18 09:51:51 AM
Anybody else think of this when you see the "Opposing Views" tag?

img84.imageshack.us

/just me?
//ok.
 
2013-12-18 09:53:06 AM
One of the film crew caught the whole thing on his camera phone and uploaded some of the pictures after it happened.  I found one:

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-18 09:57:22 AM
How many gigs does an 83 year old actually get?
 
2013-12-18 09:59:48 AM
You'd think after (purportedly) being terrorized by Alfred Hitchcock, that would be no big deal.
 
2013-12-18 10:01:51 AM

ZAZ: This is a malpractice lawsuit against her lawyer. While she has to show some evidence of a legitimate case, the "at fault" party has no incentive to deny liability. They already won.


Legal malpractice is a large part of my practice. I have never had an underlying defendant reverse course and admit liability except where they had already admitted liability in the underlying action. They still have every incentive to remain consistent with their underlying story, particularly if they've given testimony under oath or made specific factual assertions in pleadings that they would be effectively recanting. Not to mention just not wanting to be seen as wrong.
 
2013-12-18 10:04:56 AM

ZAZ: This is a malpractice lawsuit against her lawyer. While she has to show some evidence of a legitimate case, the "at fault" party has no incentive to deny liability. They already won.

So I imagine the legal conversation could go like...

Wet Girl: My lawyer messed up my $1.5 million case against Drip, Inc.

Lawyer: I deny messing up her case, Drip was totally innocent, she walked right under that leak and didn't deserve a penny. Back me up, Drip.

Drip: Sorry about that, Wet Girl. Major screwup. Won't happen again. Is the deposition over yet?


Except instead of "Wet Girl" it's "76 year old woman (at time of the incident)" and instead of "leak" it "~8 pounds of water falling 24-30 feet"

The articles are sparse on details but it sounds like she actually was awarded damages in the original lawsuit, but then she lost them because her attorney in that case messed up the paperwork (they both say she "lost on technicality").  If my attorney blew a lawsuit by screwing up some basic paperwork, I'd probably sue for malpractice too.
 
2013-12-18 10:07:52 AM

Stoj: Hedren has long suffered from severe and persistent headaches. In 2006, shortly before taking the role inFashion House, she underwent spinal fusion surgery. The operation came as a tremendous relief. She testified it was a miracle, and once free of headaches, she was cleared to play the non-action role of a woman dying of cancer in the show.

But after she was struck on the head by water while rehearsing a scene at Stu Segall Studios in San Diego, the headaches returned. She tried various remedies including chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, medications, Botox injections and nerve block injections, but the headaches persisted.

Sounds legit.

Also:

It's speculated that the water had accumulated under the soundstage's plywood roof because a bird's nest was blocking a condensation tube in the air conditioning system.

Segall?


No, Seagull.
 
2013-12-18 10:12:02 AM

fappomatic: The "articles" lack the detail necessary for accurate Farknalysis.

Let's assume however, based on the *cough* details in the article, that the water cascaded on her head.
There is no mention of a falling container.
Air conditioner condensate is generally tepid to warm.
Let's say, for argument, that teh water fell from 20ft above.

It's still just a got dam shower.


I smell bullshiat all day long.


It's just a shower, not like a bunch of 'loose' water can cause any damage
 
2013-12-18 10:20:03 AM

kronicfeld: Legal malpractice is a large part of my practice. I have never had an underlying defendant reverse course and admit liability except where they had already admitted liability in the underlying action. They still have every incentive to remain consistent with their underlying story, particularly if they've given testimony under oath or made specific factual assertions in pleadings that they would be effectively recanting. Not to mention just not wanting to be seen as wrong.


Any idea what error her lawyer might have made here to get that case thrown out with prejudice? Missed statute/time to respond on a motion? Some California filing requirement?
 
2013-12-18 10:27:38 AM

nwarlick: Any idea what error her lawyer might have made here to get that case thrown out with prejudice? Missed statute/time to respond on a motion? Some California filing requirement?


From another article:

The attorney appears to have made an error. In March 2007, Allen filed a complaint, but shortly before the trial readiness conference, he dismissed the lawsuit without prejudice. But he did so without first obtaining an agreement by the defendants to toll the statute of limitations. As a result, when the lawsuit was refiled, the defendants successfully defeated it by arguing that it came too late.

Some states allow a Plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss without prejudice one time, and then refile. Here in Virginia, the statute specifically says how long you have to refile; it's either six months from the date of dismissal or by the end of the original statute of limitations period, whichever is later. I don't know anything about California law, but I surmise from that passage that there is not a default date, but one parties must agree to. You'd think they would have a default in the statute allowing the dismissal, but oh well.
 
2013-12-18 10:33:44 AM

Alonjar: So wait... if I read this correctly... she sued her employer for damages.. her lawyer royally screwed up the paperwork and lost her the case... so she turned around and  sued the lawyer, and won the 1.5 million judgement..  from her lawyer.  Not the people who dropped water on her head.

This... is way more epic than the OP implied with his shiatty headline.


Yes, very poetic justice.
Scumbag lawyer trying to sue big corporation for unreasonably large settlement screws up on the paperwork, and ends up on the hook for the unreasonably large settlement to former client.  Ever wonder how it feels to get screwed over Mr. Lawyer-Man?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-18 10:36:07 AM

If you follow the chain of links you land at Hollywood Reporter, which explains the legal error:

The attorney appears to have made an error. In March 2007, Allen filed a complaint, but shortly before the trial readiness conference, he dismissed the lawsuit without prejudice. But he did so without first obtaining an agreement by the defendants to toll the statute of limitations. As a result, when the lawsuit was refiled, the defendants successfully defeated it by arguing that it came too late.
So liability was not adjudicated in the original case.
 
2013-12-18 10:36:45 AM
When will these stealth Mormon baptisms cease? Who did in fact donate that fancy Water Cannon to the capitol police anyway, and why do the maintenance guys were short sleeved white shirts and black ties?
 
2013-12-18 10:37:26 AM
Hitchcock's 1983 movie "The Birds"? Who knew she was 53 during that movie? She looked great. So did Suzanne Pleshette.
 
2013-12-18 10:37:34 AM

Fisty Bum: Well, she should have known better than to say "water". I mean...what did she expect?

/I don't know
//*slime falls from ceiling*


www.ycdtotv.de


Iiiiiiii heard that
 
2013-12-18 10:53:53 AM

MythDragon: It's just a shower, not like a bunch of 'loose' water can cause any damage


Yup 1 gallon of water is the same as 1,000+ gallons.  We really do need a height to find out the accleration to get the forces involved but IF all gallon hit at one time then my quick and dirty calculations using 20m/s gave me 16lbs of force (not a physics major so I could be off).  Plus how do we know it was a gallon?  It could have been less or more.
 
2013-12-18 10:56:26 AM
Wow, she must have a LOT of time on her hands to be going at this for almost eight years.
 
2013-12-18 11:01:10 AM
Yep, my first thought was Christina "Moose" McGlade ought to be set for life.
 
2013-12-18 11:06:00 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-18 11:59:58 AM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

Waterfall subsequently arrested for child abuse.
 
2013-12-18 12:03:57 PM
She's lucky she didn't drown
 
2013-12-18 12:13:53 PM
"IT'S LIKE RAAAAEEEEEEAAAAINNN..."

/first? really?
 
2013-12-18 12:22:27 PM
Met her at a horror con last year. Nice lady. You could tell she lives differently than most. Had her sign a "Birds" pic for me mum. I was there to see Gunnar. /he talked to us for at least 20 minutes about TCM. Behind the scenes stuff. Csb
 
2013-12-18 12:26:29 PM
What a woman with 8 pounds of water dropped on her might look like


mobigs.com


or perhaps more accurate:

 encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-12-18 12:58:47 PM
Tippi Hedren? Her NAME is in itself an invitation to drop water on her head, isn't it?
 
2013-12-18 01:48:41 PM
She's still alive?
 
2013-12-18 01:57:31 PM
Was it frozen? I'm pretty sure I've had significantly more than a gallon of water dumped on my head at once with no injury.
 
2013-12-18 02:25:23 PM

Pocket Ninja: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2525031/Actress-Tippi-Hedren- w ins-1-5M-lawsuit-WATER-fell-head-rehearsal.html

There's the real link. Guess they're hungry enough to cannibalize Daily Mail articles now.

Opposing Views: When The Consumerist is Just Too Highbrow


OV was sourcing DM which was sourcing Hollywood Reporter. I would be surprised if a single accurate fact survived that.

Ananova is more accurate.
 
2013-12-18 02:26:45 PM

Dragonflew: OV was sourcing DM which was sourcing Hollywood Reporter. I would be surprised if a single accurate fact survived that.


astouffer: It says "The Birds" was released in 1983...


Case in point.
 
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