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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Stupid Law Suits!

We've all seen some really dumb lawsuits... but here's another I dug up:


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NOV. 16 6:45 P.M. ET A jury has ordered the Ford Motor Co. to pay more than $61 million to the family of a 17-year-old boy killed in a roll-over accident when his friend feel asleep while driving an Explorer.

Ford was liable in the accident because it sold a vehicle with poor handling and stability, the jury said Tuesday.

The company planned to appeal, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.


I'm sorry... what? Let's back that up... the kid's friend fell asleep. Ford gets sued? I think I'm missing something...*

Whether you believe that they are unstable or not... that should not be relevant. The kid could have died in ANY OTHER VEHICLE if his friend fell asleep.

Seriously... I give up on people.*
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 04:18 PM
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Re: Stupid Law Suits!

not only the people sueing are wack, but the jury~ "hey hey hey, lets hope we get some under the table huh?"

Can we sue the jury for letting ppl like this win?
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 04:44 PM
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jury was a bunch of fuck heads, thank god for the appeals process, and 61 million dollars wtf... cant put a price on life, but if you could it sure as hell wouldnt be 61 million dollars
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for real... 61 million dollars cause a kid fell asleep at the wheel. no one to blame but the kid for not sitting off the side and resting a bit. Bad stability and control? How is he gonna control the car while sleeping? And its an SUV, not a sedan.
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That is so stupid.. When I had my blazer right on hte drivers sun visor in big letters THIS VEHICLE HAS A HIGH TURNOVER RATE!!!

Duh you think and SUV might flip while just turning.. let alone someone falls asleep and puts it in a ditch.. I understand the lose of a loved one but common... what did FORD do? NOTHING.... I bet stock owners are not pleased with that!
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[quote author=kspec link=topic=59109.msg998952#msg998952 date=1160347756]
for real... 61 million dollars cause a kid fell asleep at the wheel. no one to blame but the kid for not sitting off the side and resting a bit. Bad stability and control? How is he gonna control the car while sleeping? And its an SUV, not a sedan.
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idc if i shoot your kid you dont deserve 61 million dollars
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-08-2006, 08:55 PM
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dumb ass shit! they should sue the fam of the kid that fell asleep but then again i dont think thats cool also.


oh yeah and there is a thread like this already


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Re: Stupid Law Suits!

[quote author=ZoomByFast1 link=topic=59109.msg998728#msg998728 date=1160338628]
We've all seen some really dumb lawsuits... but here's another I dug up:


Quote:
NOV. 16 6:45 P.M. ET A jury has ordered the Ford Motor Co. to pay more than $61 million to the family of a 17-year-old boy killed in a roll-over accident when his friend feel asleep while driving an Explorer.

Ford was liable in the accident because it sold a vehicle with poor handling and stability, the jury said Tuesday.

The company planned to appeal, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.


I'm sorry... what? Let's back that up... the kid's friend fell asleep. Ford gets sued? I think I'm missing something...*

Whether you believe that they are unstable or not... that should not be relevant. The kid could have died in ANY OTHER VEHICLE if his friend fell asleep.

Seriously... I give up on people.*

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link?
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Stupid Law Suits!

I had the link posted until early today.
Deleted it because it was outdated. However, that is a quote from that link.
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[quote author=ZoomByFast1 link=topic=59109.msg1000189#msg1000189 date=1160408006]
I had the link posted until early today.
Deleted it because it was outdated. However, that is a quote from that link.
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I only asked for it because, with a lot of these lawsuits, what seems to be absolutely in-freaking-sane in the article is often not the real issue in the case.

Ok, the kid fell asleep and killed his buddy and the jury gave his family a load of cash. Sounds nuts. But without the specifics, we don't know if that's REALLY what the case was about. What may seem like a "stupid lawsuit" may be a pretty solid case.
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