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cadmonkey
01-12-2005, 10:17 AM
What a country!

It's once again time to review the winners of the annual Stella Awards. The Stellas' are named after 81-year old Stella Liebeck who spilled coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonald's.

That case inspired the Stella Awards for the most frivolous successful lawsuits in the United States.

THIS YEAR'S AWARDS GO TO:

5TH PLACE (TIED): Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded $780,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving toddler was Ms. Robertson's son.

5TH PLACE (TIED): A man, 19-year old Carl Truman of Los Angeles, won $74,000 and medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr. Truman apparently did not notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal the hubcaps.

4TH PLACE: Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas was awarded $14,500--and medical expenses--after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door neighbor's beagle dog. The beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. The award was less than sought for because the jury felt the dog might have been a little provoked. At the time, Mr. Williams, who had climbed over the fence into the yard, had been shooting it repeatedly with a pellet gun.

3RD PLACE: A Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, $113,500 after she slipped on a soft drink and broke her coccyx (tailbone). The beverage was on the floor because Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier, during an argument.

2ND PLACE: Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware sued the owner of a nightclub in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window to the floor and knocked out two of her front teeth. This occurred while Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the window of the Ladies Room to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000 and dental expenses.

1ST PLACE: This year's runaway winner was Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. Grazinski purchased a brand new Winnebago Motorhome. On his trip home from an OU football game, having driven onto the freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go into the back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, the RV left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising him in the owner's manual that he could not actually do this. The jury awarded him $1,750,000 plus a new Winnebago Motorhome. The company actually changed their manuals on the basis of this suit just in case there were any other complete morons buying their recreational vehicles!

UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Saulbadguy
01-12-2005, 10:19 AM
Fake.

Baby Lee
01-12-2005, 10:19 AM
Is it "Resurrect Disproven Glurge Day" again already?

http://www.snopes.com/legal/lawsuits.asp

If you have to lie to establish your point, you may want to reconsider the merits of the point in the first place.

Ultra Peanut
01-12-2005, 10:21 AM
Is it "Resurrect Disproven Glurge Day" again already?Here on ChiefsPlanet, EVERY day is Resurrect Disproven Glurge Day!

Dartgod
01-12-2005, 10:23 AM
http://www.stellaawards.com/bogus.html

Count Alex's Wins
01-12-2005, 10:23 AM
That is freaking hilarious...he thought the Winnebago would drive itself! ROFL

Mile High Mania
01-12-2005, 10:24 AM
These have to all be total bullshit.

Baby Lee
01-12-2005, 10:25 AM
Here on ChiefsPlanet, EVERY day is Resurrect Disproven Glurge Day!
Dammit Carlin!! :cuss: :cuss:

Dartgod
01-12-2005, 10:25 AM
That is freaking hilarious...he thought the Winnebago would drive itself! ROFL
Dude. It's a fabricated story.

Let me tell you about the one where some guy put his car on cruise control and it circled a party he wanted to attend for an hour and then went back home.

NewChief
01-12-2005, 10:25 AM
Wow. What a coincidence. These exact cases also won the 2000 Stella Awards.

http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/lawsuits.html

Count Alex's Wins
01-12-2005, 10:27 AM
Dude. It's a fabricated story.

Let me tell you about the one where some guy put his car on cruise control and it circled a party he wanted to attend for an hour and then went back home.

That's definitely fabricated. My car doesn't have cruise control.

Chiefnj
01-12-2005, 11:28 AM
Wow. What a coincidence. These exact cases also won the 2000 Stella Awards.

http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/lawsuits.html


That lady is going to be able to retire soon if she keeps tripping over her kid every year in that same store.

Tuckdaddy
01-12-2005, 11:40 AM
How can a jury give these people money? That moron in the RV should not have a drivers license because he is far to stupid to posses one.

Radar Chief
01-12-2005, 11:42 AM
How can a jury give these people money? That moron in the RV should not have a drivers license because he is far to stupid to posses one.

Read some of the previous posts, these stories arenít real.

Rain Man
01-12-2005, 02:05 PM
I heard recently that some people are getting drugged in nightclubs and having their kidneys stolen. Those are the people who ought to be filing lawsuits.

Ultra Peanut
01-12-2005, 02:21 PM
I heard recently that some people are getting drugged in nightclubs and having their kidneys stolen. Those are the people who ought to be filing lawsuits.CALL 911 OR YOU WILL DIE