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(Courthouse News)   Family suing Honda for $10 million for failing to prevent tornado from picking their Odyssey and shattering the windows while they were driving. No, really   (courthousenews.com) divider line
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2009-08-14 3:38:33 PM  
...she "was upset at the program for not properly caring for her child and decided it was necessary to drive her children to the program. ... A few minutes after her departure, defendant Achumba felt a shove from the rear of the Odyssey, and it was lifted into the air."


Didn't like how her kids were being treated, so she drove them into a farking tornado?
You just cannot make up shiat like that. People that full of fail are beyond any ability to suspend disbelief long to make shiat like that up.
 
2009-08-14 3:47:33 PM  
People from Prince George's County. Say no more. When and where was this supposed to have happened by the way? The article is very sparse on details and is very confusing.

The father says he warned his wife - a defendant - not to go to the "back to school night" because there was a tornado warning, but she "was upset at the program for not properly caring for her child and decided it was necessary to drive her children to the program. ...

Huh? Back to school night is a program that is supposed to care for your child?

I live in the DC area and don't recall hearing anything on the news for years about injuries from a tornado in Prince George's County. A Google search shows the last tornadoes there were in April 2008, but April is not when gets go back to school. Also it doesn't mention any injuries, especially a girl losing her eye. Furthermore the tornadoes happened on a Sunday afternoon between 2pm and 3pm. Not on a weeknight. So I'm very confused....more than usual.
 
2009-08-14 4:28:20 PM  
I am predicting an immediate dismissal at first court hearing.
 
2009-08-14 4:54:45 PM  
After these twits lose their civil suit, they should placed in irons in the town square so the entire community can kick them in the face repeatedly.
 
2009-08-14 4:56:44 PM  
How many cars have laminated side windows?
 
2009-08-14 5:21:51 PM  
I just realized that my car completely failed to prevent the acceleration of gravity after I drove over a cliff.

Off to the courthouse!
 
2009-08-14 5:29:22 PM  
I don't think any production vehicles have laminated side windows. I wonder how much this would add to the price of a car?
 
2009-08-14 5:38:13 PM  

CitizenTed: After these twits lose their civil suit, they should placed in irons in the town square so the entire community can kick them in the face repeatedly.


this..... a lot of this......
 
2009-08-14 5:46:14 PM  
Am I the only one thinking "Oh, I really hope Jeremy Clarkson reads about this?"
 
2009-08-14 5:53:04 PM  
You know, there's nothing in my owner's manual that says my car *isn't* fully submersible, but that doesn't mean I think I should test it out.
 
2009-08-14 5:55:50 PM  

real shaman: CitizenTed: After these twits lose their civil suit, they should placed in irons in the town square so the entire community can kick them in the face repeatedly.

this..... a lot of this......


And they should have to pay all of Honda's legal fees. Every penny. And the lawyer who agreed to represent them should have to share in the costs.

In fact, I think that's the way to deal with frivolous lawsuits. If your suit gets thrown out as being a total waste of the court's time, the plaintiff's lawyer gets to pay half of the defense's legal fees. See just how fast the lawyers tell people like this to get bent.
 
2009-08-14 5:57:14 PM  

House of Tards: You know, there's nothing in my owner's manual that says my car *isn't* fully submersible, but that doesn't mean I think I should test it out.


It doesn't say it isn't fully rectally insertable either. I definitely think someone needs to check that out.
 
2009-08-14 5:59:51 PM  

dahmers love zombie:

It doesn't say it isn't fully rectally insertable either. I definitely think someone needs to check that out.


I can see if it fits inside Honda lady from TFA.
 
2009-08-14 6:02:29 PM  
I think every product should come with an exhaustive list of things it can't do.

/Just to be safe.
 
2009-08-14 6:04:03 PM  

Chariset: Am I the only one thinking "Oh, I really hope Jeremy Clarkson reads about this?"


I don't know if that would be such a good idea. The first thing he'd do is fly to America and test the tornado resistance of various supercars at 155mph.

No, I take that back- this IS a good idea. It would be the single greatest episode of Top Gear ever filmed.
 
2009-08-14 6:07:04 PM  

House of Tards: dahmers love zombie:

It doesn't say it isn't fully rectally insertable either. I definitely think someone needs to check that out.

I can see if it fits inside Honda lady from TFA.


Well, we already know she's a giant douche, so maybe SHE's anally insertable.
 
2009-08-14 6:12:04 PM  

Snarfangel: I think every product should come with an exhaustive list of things it can't do.

/Just to be safe.


I bought a rubber ducky for a nephew. It had a warning sticker on it : "THIS IS NOT A FLOTATION DEVICE!"
 
2009-08-14 6:23:39 PM  
Prince George County + black people = fail.
 
2009-08-14 6:25:07 PM  
To drive your Odyssey into a tornado and to hear the lamination of its windows.
 
2009-08-14 6:59:40 PM  

TheGreatZarquon: I don't know if that would be such a good idea. The first thing he'd do is fly to America and test the tornado resistance of various supercars at 155mph.

No, I take that back- this IS a good idea. It would be the single greatest episode of Top Gear ever filmed.


He could at least try putting that Hilux through a tornado. He already proved it IS fully submersible.
 
2009-08-14 7:09:17 PM  

bmr68: I am predicting an immediate dismissal at first court hearing.


31 million reasons why this may go further than we think (new window)

There is a link in there to the NHTSA report on laminated v. safety glass, and they found it's unclear which type would be safest.

So if manufacturers use laminated glass, they can get sued by people who were unable to get out of the car quickly. If they use safety glass, they can get sued by people who get hit by pieces or ejected from the car while not wearing a safety belt.

It's like a lawyer's wet dream.
 
2009-08-14 7:17:12 PM  
Fark this guy and his lawyer right in the ear.
 
2009-08-14 7:18:29 PM  
can we get an irony police ruling on this? The father says he warned his wife - a defendant - not to go to the "back to school night" because there was a tornado warning, but she "was upset at the program for not properly caring for her child and decided it was necessary to drive her children to the program. ...
 
2009-08-14 7:18:45 PM  
Yeah, good luck with that
 
2009-08-14 7:19:47 PM  

TheOther: To drive your Odyssey into a tornado and to hear the lamination of its windows.


lulz
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-08-14 7:20:43 PM  
Obviously Honda should have paid the extra $500 per car for pre-sale interviews of potential customers. "Are you a lawyer? Do you know a lawyer? Do you or your family members have a habit of driving drunk or driving into deadly storms? Do you intend to put children in this car?"
 
2009-08-14 7:21:13 PM  
You Americans are a bit weird...
 
2009-08-14 7:21:30 PM  

dahmers love zombie: real shaman: CitizenTed: After these twits lose their civil suit, they should placed in irons in the town square so the entire community can kick them in the face repeatedly.

this..... a lot of this......

And they should have to pay all of Honda's legal fees. Every penny. And the lawyer who agreed to represent them should have to share in the costs.


QFT.
 
2009-08-14 7:22:00 PM  
The auto Industry has been cutting corners for years, all the while complaining about the extra thousands of dollars each car would cost is they were forced to make them safer. It is about time someone held their feet to the fire.
 
2009-08-14 7:22:07 PM  

TheOther: To drive your Odyssey into a tornado and to hear the lamination of its windows.


Pretty good. Not quite worth an internet, but pretty good.
 
2009-08-14 7:22:38 PM  

Snarfangel: I think every product should come with an exhaustive list of things it can't do.


"Divide by zero"
 
2009-08-14 7:23:00 PM  
They'll probably win and get another $100mil compensatory damages tacked on by a sympathetic jury.

/I learned everything I know from watch court room dramas on TNT and TBS.
 
2009-08-14 7:23:30 PM  

SchlingFocker: Prince George County + black people = fail.


How do you know they are black? Did I miss something?
 
2009-08-14 7:23:37 PM  

andyofne: They'll probably win and get another $100mil compensatory damages tacked on by a sympathetic jury.

/I learned everything I know from watching court room dramas on TNT and TBS.

 
2009-08-14 7:23:54 PM  

TheOther: To drive your Odyssey into a tornado and to hear the lamination of its windows.


That is best in life!. Ugh.
 
2009-08-14 7:25:19 PM  

Devil's Playground: The auto Industry has been cutting corners for years, all the while complaining about the extra thousands of dollars each car would cost is they were forced to make them safer. It is about time someone held their feet to the fire.


I am hoping my sarcasm meter is broken.
 
2009-08-14 7:25:42 PM  

SchlingFocker: Prince George County + black people = fail.


it's about time i asked; are/were you SchlingFo doing a jekyll/hyde sort of thing? i remember when i TFd agreeing with SchlingFo about 90% of the time, but i've hardly seen you post anything fit to read.
 
2009-08-14 7:28:13 PM  
That will never fly.
 
2009-08-14 7:28:46 PM  
Just shoot her in the balls and be done with it.
 
2009-08-14 7:32:00 PM  
The fact that these dullards are still walking around shows how good a manufacturer Honda is. Their design thwarts the power of darwin and the need of society.
 
2009-08-14 7:32:14 PM  

real shaman: Snarfangel: I think every product should come with an exhaustive list of things it can't do.

/Just to be safe.

I bought a rubber ducky for a nephew. It had a warning sticker on it : "THIS IS NOT A FLOTATION DEVICE!"


I bought one for my kids, and a little plastic toy boat. Both had the warnings...
 
2009-08-14 7:34:33 PM  

svenbertil: You Americans are a bit weird...


This is not weird. It's embarrassingly stupid.
 
2009-08-14 7:34:55 PM  
I`m going to sue Larry Flint for giving me carpal tunnel then.
 
2009-08-14 7:35:33 PM  

Snarfangel: I think every product should come with an exhaustive list of things it can't do.

/Just to be safe.


CAUTION: CAPE DOES NOT ENABLE USER TO FLY
 
2009-08-14 7:37:14 PM  
It's a pity that they weren't removed from the gene pool.
Tropical storms need to be a bit more aggressive.
 
2009-08-14 7:37:35 PM  
jst3p:
I am hoping my sarcasm meter is broken.

Do you really think the industry is doing all it can for the consumers of there products? C'mon.
 
2009-08-14 7:40:39 PM  
Devil's Playground
Do you really think the industry is doing all it can for the consumers of there products? C'mon.

That comment has no place in this thread.
 
2009-08-14 7:41:08 PM  

Devil's Playground: jst3p:
I am hoping my sarcasm meter is broken.

Do you really think the industry is doing all it can for the consumers of there products? C'mon.


I'm sorry, you can't prevent stupid. It's not Honda's fault that this idiot decided to drive her van into a tornado. It's hers. All the safety equipment in the world isn't gonna save you from a twister.
 
2009-08-14 7:41:13 PM  

Devil's Playground: jst3p:
I am hoping my sarcasm meter is broken.

Do you really think the industry is doing all it can for the consumers of there products? C'mon.


"All it can"? Please define this for me. No matter how many safety improvements they add to a car they could always add more. A line has to be drawn, why do you believe the line is being drawn in the wrong place by the entire industry?
 
2009-08-14 7:41:42 PM  
I'm surprised she didn't add God as a defendant... ya know, for throwing a tornado at her car.
 
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