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« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2007, 05:40:25 PM »
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My axe is people making unsupported assertions and then dragging out a big bag of ennui when they can't be bothered to support their claims.

You again say its a biased website. Why?


Eh, I don't care enough to say.
 

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« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2007, 05:41:03 PM »
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Eh, I don't care enough to say.


Fair enough.
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« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2007, 05:42:19 PM »
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So again, if the information presented from the website is inaccurate, then present the actual facts of the case that "debunk" the information presented.

http://www.atla.org/pressroom/FACTS/frivolous/McdonaldsCoffeecase.aspx
http://lawandhelp.com/q298-2.htm
and lots of sites more if you care to google for it.

But as if it would matter. This case (and stuff like BMW vs. Gore) has become the poster child for the tort reform movement. So this whole issue is laden with political statements.

Granted, I think that the culture of ambulance chasers has to bee weeded out (this is an artifact of the American trial system, mostly). But in debates like this, stuff like the difference between punitive and compensator damages are often overlooked, and the numbers reported are usually the highest one, the reality looks a bit different.

Having said that, $ 67 million for pants seems a _tad_ bit over the top. Everyone knows that we have the technology to make better, stronger ones for, well, under a tenth of that amount...
 

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« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2007, 06:11:18 PM »
Having read all three sites in their entirety let me say this:


They are all in agreement with the essential facts of the case. The only difference is that Werekoala's link actually discusses the specific points rather than just saying:

This is how it is, we're right because we're more accurate....


You can chose to disagree with Overlawyer's interpretation of the numbers and events, but in the other two cases you just get the hard number (not actually in dispute here) and a one sided judgement with no discussion.



Of the three, that makes Werekoala's post not only irrefutably correct on teh facts of the case, but actually more informative if you wish to agree OR disagree with its relevance to Tort reform.
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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2007, 06:26:06 PM »
Their points about most issues are pretty short and vague. I don't consider that  reasonably better than the other articles. It's a friggin' blog post... And I don't particularly like the style where they take the most superlative statements and "rebut" them. Oh my, no instantaneous destruction of flesh, but just third degree burns...
 

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« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2007, 06:29:10 PM »
Oh, and I'd like to make one last point: In both cases, the true culprit is clearly identified: Our society's sick dependency on pants.
 

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« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2007, 06:33:12 PM »
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http://www.atla.org/pressroom/FACTS/frivolous/McdonaldsCoffeecase.aspx

"The sweatpants Liebeck was wearing absorbed the coffee and held it next to her skin."

One wonders why they didn't sue the sweatpants manufacturers as well.

(edit: Damn you, Sosthenes, ya beat me to it!)
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« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2007, 06:38:54 PM »
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Oh, and I'd like to make one last point: In both cases, the true culprit is clearly identified: Our society's sick dependency on pants.



That's why I don't wear any...;)
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« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2007, 06:42:56 PM »
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Oh, and I'd like to make one last point: In both cases, the true culprit is clearly identified: Our society's sick dependency on pants.
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« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2007, 09:24:38 PM »
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Lawyers have single-handedly laid the foundations of our destruction. I really, REALLY have heaping buckets of contempt for all of them, without exception, especially the ones who end up running our country.


I agree.   The abuse has gotten bad and the law needs to really make an example of some of these lawyers.

Courts congested with pointless lawsuits.  It's disgusting

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« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2007, 09:40:33 PM »
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Oh, and I'd like to make one last point: In both cases, the true culprit is clearly identified: Our society's sick dependency on pants.



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« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2007, 09:56:13 PM »
Well, kilts are just one step away from a schol girl fetish...
 

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« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2007, 10:58:36 AM »
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Well, kilts are just one step away from a schol girl fetish...
mmmmm.... skoolgrls in kilts.....


It's faptastic!
 

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« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2007, 11:36:52 AM »
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mmmmm.... skoolgrls in kilts.....

It's better than the other way round.

Seriously, for some kind of fucked up Mel-Gibson-fetish reason, there seems to be some kind of goth sub-culture where people dress faux-scottish. In Germany. And I could _swear_ that some of those 'kilts' are school girl skirts.

_They_ should pay me millions for having to see that.
 

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« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2007, 11:52:20 AM »
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It's better than the other way round.

Seriously, for some kind of fucked up Mel-Gibson-fetish reason, there seems to be some kind of goth sub-culture where people dress faux-scottish. In Germany. And I could _swear_ that some of those 'kilts' are school girl skirts.

_They_ should pay me millions for having to see that.


Weren't Kilt's originally from Greece?, along with the bagpipes