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Eye-Roll Of The Week. by Boondawg
Started on: 10-27-2006 06:21 PM
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PHILADELPHIA - A federal jury awarded $24.2 million to two men who were severely burned by electrical wires when they trespassed onto railroad property and climbed atop a rail car.

Jeffrey Klein and Brett Birdwell, who were 17 at the time of the accident, sued Amtrak and Norfolk Southern Corp. after being burned by a 12,500-volt electrical wire in Lancaster in August 2002. In their lawsuit, they argued that the companies should have placed warning signs alerting people to the wires, which power locomotives.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15446658/
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Report this Post10-27-2006 06:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for blackramsClick Here to Email blackramsSend a Private Message to blackramsDirect Link to This Post
I don't blame the two winners for trying though their greed is obvious, I blame the dumb a$$ jurors that gave them the win. Ever wonder why things that are worth 99 cents are priced at $10.99, stupid liability claims like this are just one of the reasons.

You just can't legislate common sense and apparently the lack of that same quality is the responsibility of everyone else, not the dummies that were somewhere that knew they shouldn't be.

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Originally posted by Boondawg:

In their lawsuit, they argued that the companies should have placed warning signs alerting people to the wires, which power locomotives.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15446658/


I used to live in Philly, I'm sure Lancaster is the same. Been there a few times. Unless you are in a terminal getting ready to board a train there should be plenty of fence around the lines, cars and trains along with "Keep Out" and "No Trespassing" signs, etc.

Guess by that logic there must be a SPECIFIC sign for EVERY danger. Reminds me of the song......... signs, signs everywhere are signs. Blocking out the scenery.......................

Ohhhhhh. What a world.

And they had to CLIMB on top of the train!

A few sign suggestions for the Railroad:

DANGER - Do not climb train

DANGER - Train may cause injury, it's big heavy and powered by electricity!

DANGER - so on and so forth, blah blah blah....

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I'm going to wet-hump a lightsocket.
Hey, it didn't say NOT to!!!
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Originally posted by Boondawg:

I'm going to wet-hump a lightsocket.
Hey, it didn't say NOT to!!!


DANGER - Wet humping a light socket may cause severe peni$ damage!
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Originally posted by tutnkmn:

DANGER - Do not climb train

DANGER - Train may cause injury, it's big heavy and powered by electricity!
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DANGER - Danger signs slightly painful if walked into

DANGER - Danger signs ahead

What a sad world we live in
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Originally posted by Boondawg:

I'm going to wet-hump a lightsocket.
Hey, it didn't say NOT to!!!


It's thinking like that that's lead to the warning label on a curling iron that reads:

"Do not insert into any bodily orifice."

http://www.dumb.com/productwarnings.htm
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Originally posted by Formula88:
It's thinking like that that's lead to the warning label on a curling iron that reads:
"Do not insert into any bodily orifice."
http://www.dumb.com/productwarnings.htm

Lot of good stuff there.
 
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Originally posted by blackrams:
Ever wonder why things that are worth 99 cents are priced at $10.99, stupid liability claims like this are just one of the reasons.

Also a reason many new products do not make it to market and many ventures do not become new companies.
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Originally posted by Boondawg:
A federal jury awarded $24.2 million to two men .............

I have worked all my life and I have not made 24 million.
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Report this Post10-27-2006 08:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hughClick Here to Email hughSend a Private Message to hughDirect Link to This Post
I saw somewhere in the last couple days that 2 border patrolmen near Mexico are being charged with murder because they shot at some illegals,that were in their minds threatening them.I don't remember all the details,but when I first saw this story I thought they were only doing their jobs.
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Originally posted by Boondawg:

PHILADELPHIA - A federal jury awarded $24.2 million to two men who were severely burned by electrical wires when they trespassed onto railroad property and climbed atop a rail car.

Jeffrey Klein and Brett Birdwell, who were 17 at the time of the accident, sued Amtrak and Norfolk Southern Corp. after being burned by a 12,500-volt electrical wire in Lancaster in August 2002. In their lawsuit, they argued that the companies should have placed warning signs alerting people to the wires, which power locomotives.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15446658/


So........I guess that train fare's won't be getting cheaper anytime soon.

When will juries come to realize that companies, while they do sign the check, don't realy give any money to these idjets.
The money these two goofballs will get comes from the society as a whole, particularly the commuters and shippers who use Amtrak and Norfolk Southern.

"Birdwell, who was burned over 18 percent of his body, was awarded more than $588,000. The jury also awarded a total of $12.5 million in punitive damages."

"Birdwell, who is now serving with the Army in Afghanistan, spent a year recovering from his burns".

Ok, maybe I can see $1/2 mil for medical expences?

Assuming the US Army isn't presently hiring disabled personel, $12.5/ 2 = $6.25 million for a year of down time?

Whats the ambulance chasers percentage of this settlement?
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Originally posted by DtheC:
Whats the ambulance chasers percentage of this settlement?


You have hit the nail on the head. I still fault the jurors for buying into what the lawyers sell but, the real problem is all the friggin lawyers we have, they permeate our society. We're dumb enough to allow/vote them into office where they legislate the laws to their benefit, not to our benefit.

Reminds me of the old joke. Did you hear about the bus wreck? It's a real shame, a bus load of folks went over a cliff, they were all lawyers, the shame was, two empty seats.

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Originally posted by moleman_in_a_FieroGT:


DANGER - Danger signs slightly painful if walked into



Hehe I've done that

Anyway 24 million for 18% burns. Gheeze my grandfather was burned 90% of his body in an explosion at Union Carbide (now dow chemical) when he worked there and all he got was fired. This was before workers comp though. These kids will probably never work and end up abusing the money by starting drugs and wasting their life away.

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You have hit the nail on the head. I still fault the jurors for buying into what the lawyers sell but, the real problem is all the friggin lawyers we have, they permeate our society. We're dumb enough to allow/vote them into office where they legislate the laws to their benefit, not to our benefit.

Reminds me of the old joke. Did you hear about the bus wreck? It's a real shame, a bus load of folks went over a cliff, they were all lawyers, the shame was, two empty seats.


I remember reading somewhere there was a law written around the time of the founding of the United States that lawyers were forbidden from holding public office. Can't remember the details though. I think the law is still on the books which would make most of our politicians illegally in office!
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Originally posted by FieroAngel:
These kids will probably never work and end up abusing the money by starting drugs and wasting their life away.

Hopefully at a rapid pace so karma gets it's justice.

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Disgusting. So, you get paid more than I will ever see in my lifetime of hard working for being a bunch of stupid ******* ***** *******. What the hell is wrong with this country? This happened in my neck of the woods (or the ghetto, Philth-a-delphia and Lancaster could just dissapear and it would probably be for the better) and I see the kind of stupidity that plaques this area where I live and where I go to school. Not that I am completely blaming the two ******* that got burned, it is also the fault of the jurers who somehow think that giving people money for acting like they should ride the short bus. The worst is the ambulance chasers who start these suits in the first place. People should not be able to collect money is they are hurt while commiting a crime. PERIOD. It is horrible to say this, but it would have been better if they had come across to crispy fried ******* on the powerlines instead.

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Originally posted by FieroAngel:
These kids will probably never work and end up abusing the money by starting drugs and wasting their life away.



It's the New American DreamTM.
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It's the New American DreamTM.



O yes, on that note can I get rid of most kids my age, or at least ship them away to a desert island?

PLEASE!?!?!
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I saw the story in a few local sources as well. It's the same BS where criminals breaking into your house sue you for any injury they got, or their family sues you for wrongful death etc for shooting them, while robbing you. This one was no surprise.

This kind of crap is why coffee cups now have a caution warning on them at many takeouts and McD's. Hmm gee, fresh coffee is hot... go figure.

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We have a chainsaw outside right now that says something like "Warning: Do not attempt to stop chain with hands".

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Originally posted by Gokart Mozart:

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The saddest part is I used to know someone in High School that did that and burned herself. At least she knew better than to sue anyone for her own stupidity.

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