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(Cracked)   We all have heard about frivolous lawsuits that make us laugh, but here are 5 famous ones that really did not happen   ( cracked.com) divider line
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18494 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Jun 2013 at 3:00 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-16 05:23:41 PM  
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Last Man on Earth: Yankees Team Gynecologist: YoungLochinvar: So if the entire industry is serving a dangerous product, that's somehow ok?

Not if it really is "dangerous." But in this case it wasn't.

That was a question for the jury to decide, and they disagreed with you.  You must be very familiar with negligence law to know better without seeing any of the evidence presented.  Can you also make better calls than an umpire without ever seeing the actual play?

Food and drink are regularly served at burn-causing temperatures.  McDonalds, Starbucks, etc. still serve coffee at 180+.  It was, and still is, understood that you need to consume carefully, even if it means waiting a while.  This is perfectly acceptable, and there are all kinds of valid reasons for having it start that hot, like wanting to add milk without it becoming lukewarm.

YoungLochinvar: As far as settlements - they just show that McDonalds knew the product could cause harm to consumers.

And they still know their coffee CAN cause harm, just like matches, light bulbs, and chain saws. So what?

So there's a reason those things have warning labels, that's so what.  Some of them may seem stupid, but it's important to have them just so you can say people were warned.  Those prior settlements demonstrate occasions where a potential problem was brought to their attention, and they just threw money to make the people go away, while doing nothing to either look into any issues or even warn their customers of the risk.  As a matter of law, that's practically the definition of negligence.  It wasn't necessarily conclusive, but combined with their subsequent dicking with the machine, it was definitely persuasive evidence.

In the hot coffee case, the cups did have warnings on them (but the jury found them "insufficiently large" or something), and there's also the common knowledge that hot coffee is hot. I mean, at some point, we have to fall back on common knowledge - cars don't have "don't stand in front of car when it is in motion" printed on the front bumper.

/insert mandatory "dodge" joke here
2013-06-16 04:31:56 PM  
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zamboni: Speaker2Animals: "Laugh" is not a word that comes to mind with Cracked.

I find that "ennui" isn't too far off the mark. (Featured Partner)

Isn't Enwii the new Nintendo console?

/I love Super Mario Weltschmerz.
2013-06-16 03:07:50 PM  
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basemetal: I've never hear about any of those.

Speaker2Animals: "Laugh" is not a word that comes to mind with Cracked.

Both of these.

Here's a hint: if you're paying for links, it's because your site is shiat.  Thanks.
2013-06-16 01:09:14 PM  
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They didn't even mention my lawsuit against Taco Bell and the security firm in the mall in which it is located. See, there was this time I tried to use a 2$ bill...

/ Yo, dawg... we heard you like urban legends so we put an urban legend in a urban legend...
// Then dressed it up with a meme...
/// slashies!
/V Then used a farkism...
2013-06-16 12:00:29 PM  
1 vote:
"Laugh" is not a word that comes to mind with Cracked.
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